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Learn about best practices from Naviance users, read customer success stories, and discover new ways to extend the reach of your college and career readiness efforts from a wide-variety of third-party experts.

A Snapshot on the Use of Individual Learning Plans in the US [Infographic]

By Emily Goebel, Communications Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

Across the country schools and districts are recognizing the value of individualized learning plans (ILPs) as a way to bring greater coherence, focus, and purpose to the decisions students make about their education and life goals.

Six Ways to Make College More Affordable

By Stephen M. Smith, President, Advising and Admissions, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network

A college diploma is no longer a luxury. By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the U.S. will require a postsecondary education. Sadly, rising college costs create the perception—and reality—that for many, college is beyond reach. Today, just over 43 million borrowers owe more than $1.2 trillion in student loans, with an average balance of $29,000—outpacing credit card debt and second only to mortgage debt.

Join Us For Naviance Summer Institute 2016!

By Emily Goebel, Communications Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, Naviance Summer Institute

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Each year, Naviance Summer Institute provides the inspiration, education, and connections you need to improve college and career readiness at your school or district. On July 19-21, we will host hundreds of counselors, teachers, school and district administrators, and other K-12 educators for Naviance Summer Institute 2016 at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bridging the Gap Between K-12 and Community College

By Stephen M. Smith, President, Advising and Admissions, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Summer Institute, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

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Community college serves as an important bridge between K-12 and higher education, as well as an important driver for workforce readiness and economic growth. However, despite these important roles community colleges play, we seldom talk about how to improve that transition between K-12 and community college to ensure more successful outcomes.

Moving Students Forward at the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township

By Craig Heldman, Chief Executive Officer, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, News & Events

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We have a unique tradition at Hobsons of bringing our employees together every year for an annual meeting during which we collaborate with one another, reflect on our progress and celebrate our success in moving Hobsons, our clients, and most importantly, our students, forward.

Preparing for Careers with ACT WorkKeys®

By Rob Spackey, Product Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, News & Events, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Test Prep

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In many schools across the United States, career education is broadening in scope and taking on new forms. While a college degree is still extremely valuable, some students are thinking of innovative ways to navigate to a career, starting in K-12 education. The effects are felt within and beyond traditional Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Hobsons & NACAC Release New Study on Individual Learning Plans for College & Career Readiness

By John Plunkett, Vice President of Policy & Advocacy, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

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Many states and districts use Individual Learning Plans (ILPs), personalized plans developed collaboratively by students and school personnel, to set goals that help students focus on their academic and career futures and keep them on track toward these goals.

My Phone Call with Malala

By Nicole Howard, Content Development Specialist, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

On her 16th birthday, July 12, 2013, Malala Yousafzai, stepped up on a block to reach the microphone at the United Nations. She had reason to celebrate almost one year after the attack on her life by the Taliban in her native Pakistan. Her crime? Advocating for girls’ right to an education.

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