Posts by Amanda Ronan

Amanda Ronan is a writer and editor focused on education. She was a classroom teacher for nearly a decade. Now she spends her time writing for students, teachers, and parents. Her work has been featured on sites like EdSurge, Edudemic, and She also writes curriculum for entrepreneurial learning and financial literacy programs. Amanda lives in Austin where she enjoys splashing in creeks with her husband and two dogs, swaying in a hammock when it’s not cedar season, and sampling all the breakfast tacos the city has to offer.
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If you have a child in college, or if you’re getting ready to send one off to school in the fall, chances are you have a lot on your plate.  You want to stay up-to-date to make the college process easier for your family, but when can you fit in all that research and reading?

Here’s the secret: podcasts.

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Your college readiness checklist is basically complete.

  • Acing the last few semesters in high school? Check.
  • Spending quality time with your friends and fam? Check.
  • Saving money for all those textbooks? Check.
  • Researching and visiting potential schools? Check.
  • Finishing the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)? Check.
Then you get your financial aid award letter. Ugh.
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As an indigenous American, you may have seen your community struggle with poverty and unemployment. Yet, despite the obstacles, Native American students are attending college in record numbers, doubling in enrollment in the last 30 years.

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A few years ago, The New York Times defined Generation Z  (those born between 1995 and 2005) as “conscientious, hardworking, … and mindful of the future.”

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