GEAR UP Week: How Can Signal Vine Make Your Life Easier?

GEAR UP Week: How Can Signal Vine Make Your Life Easier?

When it comes to improving student outcomes, no other texting platform has the research, knowledge, and experience to ensure students have a great experience with texting. But how can Signal Vine improve the experience for staff? Implementation Signal Vine offers a user-friendly inbox with many of the same features as an email inbox, so the […]

Case Study: College OPTIONS

Case Study: College OPTIONS

If you’re reading this, you likely already know that texting is a powerful tool for student engagement. But what about parent engagement? It turns out that texting is just as effective, if not more so, with parents. The College OPTIONS program measured the impact of their texting program with parents. Read on to learn about the […]

Breaking Down Structural Barriers to Equality

Breaking Down Structural Barriers to Equality

New Business Development Associate Samantha Yi can’t get enough of conferences – so she attended the DCC Annual Conference at the University of Pennsylvania just for fun! Sam shares her experience and takeaways from the conference in today’s blog post.

New Research: Text Nudges Increase National Enrollment

New Research: Text Nudges Increase National Enrollment

Texting students in a school district or even across the entire state has a measurable impact on student enrollment and college persistence. But can you achieve similar results with a national campaign, texting hundreds of thousands of students across a variety of schools and backgrounds? Kelli Bird, Benjamin Castleman, Joshua Goodman, and Cait Lamberton recently released a working […]

Dual Enrollment’s New Superhero: College in High School Alliance

Dual Enrollment’s New Superhero: College in High School Alliance

Have you heard of the College in High School Alliance (CHSA)? It’s a coalition of schools, school networks, and advocacy groups that advocate for policies supporting high-quality dual enrollment programs. We attended a CHSA panel in Washington, DC last week to learn about promoting college success through dual enrollment programs. Read on to hear about the case studies […]

CCCSE Report: Community Colleges and Financial Aid Borrowing

CCCSE Report: Community Colleges and Financial Aid Borrowing

Why do students borrow in risky ways, run out of money, default on loans, and then ultimately withdraw from school? It’s a common assumption that low-income students aren’t financially literate. The 2017 report from The Center for Community College Student Engagement reveals that there may be more nuanced reasons to explain why students experience financial troubles. Keep reading to […]