The Kirkwood Call

KSD summer learning updates

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Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

June 4, 2020

KSD will continue to offer both credit recovery and credit enhancement courses this summer. The district divides summer work into three categories each for elementary, middle and high school students.  Credit recovery courses will be taught online and are for students who earned a failing grade i...

Addicted at an early age

A KECC student plays learning games on her school-issued iPad.

Amelia Hurley, features + in-depth editor

March 24, 2020

It’s hard to believe that the first portable laptop was created only 30 years ago, a chunky device with limited internet use. As the world has evolved with technology, KSD has integrated it into their programs. But at what age is it ethical to introduce devices to students? At first, Kirkwood intro...

Searching for solutions

“If we only are taught by people who look like us, potentially think and act like us, then it’s [not] preparing us for life beyond schools.” -Dr. Bryan Painter

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

March 25, 2019

According to the KSD Achievement Gap Task Force’s website, the committee attempts to ensure equity from students learning how to count on their fingers to students counting down the days until graduation. Here are three systematic policy changes that will most closely effect KHS students: Diversifying Staff...

Handling our history

“We have not made any significant progress in closing the gap,” Condon said.

Ethan Peter, features writer

March 25, 2019

Since 1990, there have been three district task force committees dedicated to closing KSD’s achievement gap. Yet on Feb. 11, 2019, Dr. Bryan Painter stood before KSD staff and shared Kirkwood’s continued racial and economic disparities on the End Of Course (EOC) and Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) tests. While 88 percent of white students were ...

Still a destination district?

Still a destination district?

Abby Carpenter, news-features editor

March 2, 2017

KSD board of Education approved Proposition A, an operating tax increase of 78 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value, July 20, 2015. Proposition A was voted down by the Kirkwood community on Nov. 3, 2015. In December 2015, 52 staff positions were cut throughout the district. Proposition K, a tax levy...

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