Author:DCTA

Self-Care is Student Care

Be a better teacher by learning how to de-stress and stay focused   The graph above says it all: How many educators can say they’ve experienced these phases year after year. But it’s not just first-year teachers that struggle with mid-year disillusionment. Thankfully, there is a way...

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Update: ProComp Bargaining Commences With Facilitator

Photo above: The DCTA and DPS Bargaining Teams in the first ProComp Bargaining Session   Your DCTA Bargaining Team and representatives from DPS met just before the Thanksgiving break for the first bargaining session to negotiate terms for a new Professional Compensation System for Teachers (ProComp). Observers...

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DCTA School Board Endorsement: Jennifer Bacon

Photo above: District 4 DPS Board candidate Jennifer Bacon   District 4 candidate has dedicated her life to education and social justice   Jennifer Bacon grew up in Miami a member of a tight-knit family. Her father worked in economic development and eventually became a minister and her mother...

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DCTA School Board Endorsement: Xochitl Gaytan

Photo above: District 2 DPS Board candidate Xochitl “Sochi” Gaytan   District 2 candidate seeks to bring transparency to Board decision making   Xochitl “Sochi” Gaytan is a small business owner and real estate agent in southwest Denver. She’s also mother to two sons, one of whom is a...

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DCTA School Board Endorsement: Robert Speth

Photo above: Denver businessman and school board candidate Robert Speth   DPS parent and Denver business leader seeks to lead district as At Large board member   Although he was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, Robert Speth nearly qualifies for “native” Coloradan status. A Denver resident for nearly...

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Valerie Lovato’s Mission To Help Teachers

Photo above: Valerie Lovato in her Eagleton Elementary classroom   Eagleton Elementary teacher chosen to help inform statewide education policy matters   Valerie Lovato first received the news while she was on vacation. The First Grade teacher at Eagleton Elementary was relaxing and enjoying some down time with her...

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Bargaining Update: Two Weeks To Go

With two weeks left, DCTA and DPS bargain with mediator present   Representatives from the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) met Wednesday evening in a continuing push to finalize an agreement on a Master Contract before the current contract expires on Aug....

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