Mike Kennedy

Staff Writer,
American School & University

Mike Kennedy has written in AS&U since 1999.


Retired Munster, Ind., administrators owe district more than $850,000, attorney general says in lawsuit
Lawsuit contends that 2 retired superintendents received annuity payments to which they were not entitled.
Renovated library set to reopen at community college in Oklahoma
Learning Resource Center at Rose College in Midwest, City, Okla., received a $9.2 million upgrade.
Residence hall at San Diego State gets LEED Silver
The two resident towers in the South Campus Plaza mixed-use development provide housing for more than 600 students.
Throwback Thursday
Each Thursday, we'll post a photograph of a vintage educational facility culled from American School & University archives or from images submitted by readers.
High school principal in Texas kills himself in school parking lot
The principal of KIrbyville High School in Kirbyville shot himself shortly after submitting his resignation.
What's the pointe? East Detroit school district gets new name
The Michigan school system is now the Eastpointe district.
Arizona universities get $1 billion for facility improvements
Governor signs legislation that enables Arizona public universities to issue $1 billion in bonds for infrastructure upgrades.
Lawsuit accuses Mississippi of providing unequal education to African-American students
Southern Poverty Law Center wants a judge to rule that Mississippi's education system violates the state's constitution.
Stabbing death at University of Maryland may be a hate crime
Authorities say the man charged in the killing is a member of a racist Facebook group.
Arizona administrator chosen as Hawaii school superintendent
Christina Kishimoto has been superintendent of the Gilbert (Ariz.) district since 2014.
At least 13 staff members took part in "sexual misconduct" at New Hampshire boarding school
St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H., releases the findings of an independent investigation.
Only a few organizations have applied to start charter schools in Alabama
Only three groups submitted applications to the state's Public Charter School Commission by this year's deadline.
School building repairs set to begin in Broward County (Fla.) district
Voters approved an $800 million bond issue in 2014, but work has been delayed until now.
University of California limits non-resident enrollment on its campuses
Undergraduate enrollment will be limited to 18 percent at 5 campuses, and capped at current levels at 4 other campuses.
Fayette County (W.Va.) board approves consolidation plan that closes several schools
The plan, which will reduce the number of schools from 18 to 11, must be approved by the state board of education.