Editor's Focus

This blog features monthly magazine commentary from the AS&U editorial staff.


Mike Kennedy New 2110

A blip, or a worrisome trend?

July 1, 2022
A year ago, looking ahead to the 2021-22 school year, I wrote about the understandable but still significant decline in higher education enrollment in the midst of the Covid-19...
Mike Kennedy New 2110

Learning in fear

June 9, 2022
Just a few weeks after I began writing for American School & University, two students at Columbine High School in Colorado unleashed a shooting attack that killed 12 of their ...
Mike Kennedy

Mask Madness

Feb. 22, 2022
The debates over Covid-19 and how to combat it have caused many to lash out at school officials.
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Comeback season

July 1, 2021
Will student enrollment at colleges and universities rebound after Covid-19?

Investing in Infrastructure

June 1, 2017
For schools and beyond, interest in infrastructure issues will surely grow—especially over the months ahead.

Winning Programs

April 1, 2017
The recipients of this year’s Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities share many traits, among them vision; passion; innovation; communication skills; expertise; and...

Funding Hits and Misses

March 1, 2017
Earlier this month, the Kansas Supreme Court rejected the state’s school finance system, saying it violates the constitution. The next day, a California school reaped a financial...

Editor's Focus: New Beginnings

Feb. 11, 2017
2017 is bringing change to American School & University just as it most likely is bringing change to you.