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 Teach.com. 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.
Amanda Ronan

The transition to a college life is looming. In the movies, kids show up to their spacious dorm rooms with a few suitcases and transform the place into a magical wonderland. The reality is a bit different.

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Need some help paying for college? You're far from alone. Most families find that the estimated family contribution calculation is much higher than they can actually afford. It also doesn't help that college costs are higher than ever, increasing by 37% between 2008 and 2018.

So how can you get your education without taking on needless debt? Plenty.

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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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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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