DCTA News

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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Volunteer For Research Survey – Violence in the Classroom

Dear Middle School or Secondary School Teacher,   My name is Angela Tucker.  I am a doctoral student at Northcentral University. I am studying how student violence in the classroom affects teachers. I want to learn if teachers receive the violence training they need to reduce stress....

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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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August 14, 2017: DCTA Bargaining Update

  Yesterday, your DCTA Bargaining Team met with DPS officials to continue negotiations on a Master Agreement. Read our update below!    Breaking Down the District’s Most Recent Financial Package   In a surprise move, DPS presented the DCTA Bargaining Team with a new proposal on finances.  Here’s...

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Official DPS Proposals

Click the links below to read DPS Proposals to DCTA:   Proposed July 25, 2017 Article 12 Counter   Proposed July 24, 2017 Article 1 Counter Article 5 Counter Article 6 Counter Article 11 Counter Article 13 Counter   Proposed June 22, 2017 Article 1 Counter Article 2 Counter Article 3 Counter Article 6 Counter Article 7 Counter Article 9...

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Weekly Bargaining Update: Impasse? What Impasse?

Photo above: Teachers and supporters at Monday's Bargaining Session   Despite DPS efforts to edge out public input, bargaining teams resume negotiations – in public   DCTA and DPS met twice this week in bargaining sessions (Mon., July 24 and Tues., July 25) after a month-long summer break and...

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Building Reps Fill Vital Role

Photo above: East High School Building Rep Margaret Bobb   Communication even more critical during contract years   Ask Margaret Bobb about her experience as a Building Rep and you might not like what you hear. She probably won’t talk about the role’s perks. There are no extra paid...

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