New Initiatives

This time of year marks the official start of the school year — and is an ideal opportunity for American School & University to introduce a number of new initiatives and enhancements designed to help you make more-informed facilities and business decisions:

Solutions Center

This new section, which debuts on p. 14, opens the pages of AS&U to your facilities and business questions, and finds answers from industry experts.

Online Product Directory

An enhanced version of AS&U's award-winning “Buyers' Guide & Industry Sourcebook” now is available at It features a comprehensive directory of suppliers and products for all of your business and facilities needs in a new easy-to-use format.

The industry-leading website not only continues to offer you daily education facilities and business news updates, the latest research, article archives, industry calendar and much more, but also has expanded to include a variety of additional resources to better serve you.

With more than 1,750 recently completed or planned school and university construction projects, is an invaluable resource for anyone planning new construction projects or major modernizations. Users can review cost data, project information, photos and more on some of the most outstanding education designs from across the nation.

Articles by Topic

For those of you looking for articles on specific topics, visit, and click the “Articles by Topic” link. You'll find myriad articles covering all aspects of education facilities and business operations.

Schoolhouse Beat e-newsletter

This free e-newsletter comes directly to you every week, keeping you up-to-date on the latest in education facilities and business news, bond issues, construction plans, statistics, upcoming events and more. If you're not receiving Schoolhouse Beat, sign up for your copy at

First Monday e-newsletter

On the first Monday of each month, the latest products and services for education administrators come directly to you via this new addition to AS&U. To receive your free copy, sign up at

And look for more exciting initiatives in 2005.



Number of elementary- and secondary-school students projected to be attending the nation's public and private K-12 institutions in the 2004-05 school year.


Number of elementary-school students (grades K-8) projected to be attending school this fall.


Number of secondary-school students (grades 9-12) projected to be attending school this fall.


Number of students projected to be attending the nation's public and private colleges and universities in the 2004-05 school year.


Number of students projected to be attending public higher-education institutions this fall; 3,841,000 will be attending private colleges and universities.

Source: Projections of Education Statistics to 2013, NCES.

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