Mike Kennedy

Staff Writer,
American School & University

Mike Kennedy has written in AS&U since 1999.


Arkansas Tech University is building a multisports complex
$3.5 million facility is scheduled to open in 2018.
New business school facility planned for Hofstra University
Construction of $25 million home for the Zarb School of Business will begin soon
Funding gap between rich and poor districts grows in North Carolina
Public School Forum of North Carolina study says the 10 wealthiest counties spend more than four times as much per student as the 10 poorest counties.
Redfield (S.D.) district ready to begin construction of new preK-12 campus
$20 million project will replace 100-year-old facility.
Districts' lack of response stymies effort to bring high-speed internet to Louisiana schools
Only 11 of 69 school districts in the state signed up to be part of the broadband initiative.
University of Tampa will build graduate and health studies facility
Six-story, 90,000-square-foot building will be the largest on the Tampa, Fla., campus.
Dog's refusal to drink prompts discovery of tainted water at San Diego school
San Diego Unified District will test the water at all its schools by the end of the school year.
Former Penn State president convicted of child endangerment in connection with Sandusky abuse
Jury convicts Graham Spanier of one count of child endangerment, but acquits him of conspiracy and a 2nd endangerment count.
Groups sue Michigan to block funding for private schools
A coalition of 13 organizations contends that a $2.5 million allocation for private schools violates the state constitution.
Consultant gets 7-year prison sentence in Chicago Public Schools bribery scandal
Gary Solomon provided kickbacks to the Chicago Public Schools CEO in return for consulting contracts for his principal-training firm.
Toronto school district curtails trips to U.S. because of Trump travel ban
Already booked trips will go forward, but Toronto officials do not want any of their students subjected to discrimination at the border.
Catholic high school sues Milwaukee district over bus transportation for students
The lawsuit contends that Wisconsin law requires the public school district to provide transportation to St. Joan Antida High School students.
Philadelphia district announces ambitious energy-saving program
Pilot project could lead to districtwide energy performance contract that could save $600 million over 20 years.
Sales tax approved by Cobb County, Ga., voters will provide $860 million for school facilities
1-cent tax will provide 5 years of funding for Cobb County and Marietta school districts.
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