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Vote to See Hobsons at SXSWedu 2015!

By Kim Oppelt, Community Relations Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: News & Events


Your vote counts! Each year, Austin, Texas, hosts a gathering of innovative leaders in education, technology, and other industries. As part of this, the SXSWedu Conference opens up panel submissions to the public to help decide presentations. Hobsons needs your help in garnering support for our panels and spreading the word!

What’s New with Naviance eDocs for the 2014-2015 Application Season?

By Su Hallenbeck, Director of Product Marketing, Hobsons

Filed under: Electronic Transcripts, News & Events

Whats New with Naviance eDocs

Naviance eDocs is now available to schools for the 2014-15 school year. We think that you will find Naviance eDocs to have a simpler and more intuitive experience from end-to-end. Customers can also expect greater reliability and stability of service. This video will walk you through what’s new for this year.

One Counselor’s Reflections on ASCA

By Kim Oppelt, Community Relations Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Network, News & Events

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Karon Parrish, Counselor at Star City Middle School, recently traveled to the American School Counselor Association in Orlando, Florida. Karon received one of the The Counseling Geek’s School Counselor Community Scholarships for which Hobsons was a sponsor. We asked Karon to share her thoughts on the conference, including Michelle Obama’s keynote address.

Michelle Obama Urges Students and Counselors to Reach Higher at ASCA 2014 Annual Conference

By Dan Obregon, Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, News & Events

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First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative will help make sure all students understand what they need to complete their education. The goal of the initiative seems familiar: increase post-secondary attainment. However, what’s unique about this initiative is the emphasis being given to the role of the school counselor in helping to reach this nationwide goal. We’re hopeful that initiatives like this could be the first step towards getting school counselors the attention and resources they deserve.

Recent SAT Changes Emphasize Classroom Learning and Test Prep Equity

By Dan Obregon, Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, Hobsons

Filed under: News & Events, Test Prep

Changes to the SAT will make it easier for students to focus on learning the material they need to master, instead of needing to memorize “tips and tricks.” These changes raise the bar for test prep providers in terms of the value they’ll need to deliver to students and the programs they offer to schools and districts.

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