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: 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.