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.


Extra Credit: Experiential Learning Behind Bars

Taking experiential learning to new heights, this innovative college course goes to prison.

Extra Credit: Beyond the Grade

Extra Credit: There is more to a student than her grades.

Extra Credit: Memorable Teacher Makes a Mark

The impact a teacher can have, should never be underestimated.

Extra Credit: Latina Girls FTW!

Inspired by the serious gap between female minorities & tech industries, “Latina Girls Code” has one goal.

Extra Credit: The Classroom Revolution

Chalkboards, ballpoint pens, overhead projectors... it wasn’t long ago these things revolutionized the way we learn.

Extra Credit: There’s More to Students and Student Success, Than Grades

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

Extra Credit: The First Generation Struggle

Statistically speaking, there are now more first generation students than any other kind.

Extra Credit: Flipping the Classroom

This is a story about a guy who turned one of the worst schools in his state into a prosperous and happy place of learning. And he did it by “flipping” the classroom.

Extra Credit: Lessons in Keeping Kindergarten Lesson-Light

Kindergarten is a transformational year for its wee little students.

Extra Credit: Getting Over the Mountain

This is a story of a boy who had to bus over a mountain to get to a better school.

Extra Credit: What You Need to Know about Getting More Minorities into College

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski has been recognized by TIME magazine as 1 of the 100 most influential people in the world, as well as 1 of 10 of the best college presidents in America.

Extra Credit: The Link Between What You Study and What You Earn

The relationship between what you study in college vs. what you stand to make when you graduate, may not be as obvious as you think.

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