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Hobsons Education Advances Awards: Meet the Judges [Part One]

By Kim Oppelt, Education & Outreach Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Network, Naviance Summer Institute

The 2016 Hobsons Education Advances Awards are now open for nominations. Hobsons product users are encouraged to submit an application nominating their own institution (or other institutions) for three awards in the categories of K-12 College and Career Readiness, College Admissions and Enrollment, and Higher Ed Student Success and Advising.

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


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.

Broward County Public Schools Aims to Remove Barriers to Postsecondary Opportunities

By Nicole Howard, Content Development Specialist, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Naviance Network

Every year, millions of students who may qualify for federal aid to pay for college through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) fail to apply for it. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), the second-largest school district in the state of Florida and the sixth-largest public school system in the United States, is tackling the challenges that prevent students from completing the free application. In recognition of its efforts, BCPS was recently selected to participate in the Third White House Convening on Strengthening School Counseling and College Advising at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

Funny, Your Individualized Learning Plan Looks Just Like Mine.

By Dan Obregon, Vice President, Marketing & User Experience, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Naviance Network, Student Engagement


Individualized learning is all the rage. As schools and districts adopt new technology to support students in the classroom, many are doing so in the hopes of being able to deliver on the promise of differentiated instruction, and states have jumped on the bandwagon as well.

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