DCTA News

  • 23 Jun Bargaining 101: Move Forward, Not Back

    Above: Members of the DCTA Bargaining Team review the first new proposal Denver Public Schools has delivered since November   Latest district compensation proposal lacked the basics of good faith negotiations   Representatives of Denver Public Schools came to the bargaining table Thursday night with......

  • 18 Jun Statement Denouncing Separation of Families at the Borders

    The Trump administration has been using the despicable habit of separating families at the borders, and using lying tactics to take away children from their parents. These children have already gone through a traumatic event: leaving their families and the life they know to travel......

  • 13 Jun Kevlyn Walsh, East High School

    Above: Kevlyn Walsh in her classroom at East High School   “I don’t think DPS is concerned with being competitive.”   If you happen to catch East High School teacher Kevlyn Walsh on her way out the door on a typical school morning, you’d notice......

  • 18 May Special Delivery To The Superintendent

    Above: Teachers speak to reporters and solicit horn honks from passing motorists in support of increased teacher pay outside the DPS Administration Building   Tom Boasberg won’t come to the bargaining table, so teachers came to him   An energized and large crowd of dedicated......

  • 17 May Educator: “DPS Doesn’t Value Teachers”

    Above: A DPS teacher gestures while discussing the financial challenges of teaching in the district   Boasberg a no show at DCTA-DPS Bargaining Session as teachers seek clarity on district’s plan for $50 million of new DPS funding   At the last compensation bargaining session......

  • 16 Apr DPS Teachers To Lead Walkout In Statewide Demonstration Against Inadequate Funding

    April 27 action aims to rally public and legislative support for Colorado education funding, currently ranked as 46th lowest in the nation   DENVER – Denver Public School teachers will lead other Colorado teachers in a walkout on April 27 to demonstrate frustration over Colorado’s......

  • 15 Mar Update: DPS’ ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Moment

    District’s ProComp “Plan”: Work More Years For Less Pay (Oh, And You Can Still Forget About Planning Your Future)   First things first. Don’t worry about your pay. DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg, notified teachers via his newsletter this morning that they will continue to be......

  • 15 Mar Boasberg: “Not one more dime” for teachers

    Comment comes after DCTA recommends an extension to current ProComp Agreement   DENVER – Following preliminary progress during a marathon 15-hour bargaining session, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association advocated signing an extension of the current ProComp Agreement until mid January in order to finalize details......

  • 13 Mar DCTA Board Votes To Prepare for Strike If DPS Fails To Reach Compensation Agreement

    Buoyed by collective bargaining actions in West Virginia and Oklahoma, DCTA joins wave of teacher discontent sweeping the nation   DENVER – The Board of Directors for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) voted unanimously tonight to call for strike preparations among its members if......

  • 12 Mar The Cost of Teaching in DPS

    Many Denver educators pay a heavy price in delayed dreams, reduced health care and lowered standards of living to stay in district   Every profession comes with its own pitfalls. But few careers require as much dedication, perseverance and sheer sacrifice as choosing to serve......

  • 27 Feb The $100,000 Teacher Plan

    Above: DCTA’s detailed salary schedule for a compensation vision that provides real stability and predictability   DCTA compensation proposal offers teachers the ability to plan a career, creates opportunity for DPS to recruit and retain top professionals   The Denver Classroom Teachers Association unveiled its......

  • 23 Feb DCTA To Unveil Compensation Proposal

    “Vision for a New Compensation System” will provide a new framework for compensation system.   At Monday’s scheduled Compensation Bargaining Session, representatives from the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) will unveil DCTA’s “Vision for a New Compensation System” to DPS representatives and the public. The......

  • 22 Feb Jessica Donovan-Massey, East High School

    “My joy is working with young people.” Jessica Donovan-Massey, East High School   If you can’t get excited about learning in Jessica Donovan-Massey’s class, it’s not for her lack of trying. Walking down the hallway toward Donovan-Massey’s East High School classroom, you can feel the......

  • 12 Feb What is a Distinguished School?

    DPS believes a school should earn “Distinguished” status based solely on test scores. DCTA advocates for a more holistic approach.   Continuing its efforts to negotiate a Compensation Agreement that provides predictability, stability and growth potential, the DCTA Bargaining Team again hammered away at the......