Upgraded by Hobsons is a podcast connecting learning to life. This is a monthly series about student success and education: now and in the future, its challenges, and some incredible stories of hope, discovery, and success.


Episode Eight: Redefining Success for Students and What’s Ahead for Holistic Admissions

If you take away athletic trophies and the honor roll, are there other ways to define a successful student?

Extra Credit: More Than Ready

Here’s a story about high school students readying for college.

Extra Credit: When a Teacher Becomes a Friend

Many people share stories of teachers who’ve made lasting impressions.

Extra Credit: Beyonce 101

What’s up with Rutgers University offering a course on Beyonce?

Extra Credit: I Met the First Lady. She’s So Cool.

This is a fantastic story of a school counselor who helps her students find their inner rising star and then becomes one herself.

Episode Nine: The Best Measurement of College Readiness

In this episode, hear one man’s mission to change the standard measurement for college readiness, as well as one woman’s professional triumph, and why the beer goggles effect may have it all wrong.

Extra Credit: Redefining Success for Kids

How we define success for children can actually be harmful.


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