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I am writing in response to the ad published in the Herald on Oct. 24 from the Parents for D112.First, let me clarify that this group in no way represents most actual parents in District 112. It is led by people who do not live in this community and as an actual parent of two children who at…

In the recently published letter written by DeeDee Kahring, director of Finance and Operations titled "Why the difference with referendum totals?" Ms. Kahring outlines two ways the referendum can be calculated, blames the editor for revealing the higher cost, cites compliance with ballot lan…

In the most recent edition of the Chaska Herald, an advertisement was placed that should have not have been printed within the newspaper. The advertisement was paid for by the Parents of D112, a group that has caused quite a stir within the community as of late. The advertisement stirs up fe…

As a new mother of twins I learned the difference between equality and equity early. One baby seemed content to lie peacefully, soaking in her surroundings. The other needed either stimulation or soothing. I worried I spent more time and attention on one and not enough on the other; that I w…

The 2018 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment is out and shows two disturbing trends. The statewide graduation rate remains flat and Minnesota has the highest achievement gap nationwide. Taxpayers cannot be impressed. This may be reflected in the outcome for pending referendums — including one…

In response to Joe Polunc’s letter, “How did we get so misguided,” I think it’s important our community have some clear starting points and definitions in regard to the equity work happening in the Eastern Carver County School District, in order to have more constructive dialogue.

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