DCTA News

  • 19 May Monday, July 31, 2017: Volunteer at New Educator Institute

    New Educator Institute (NEI) Monday, July 31 Denver Center for the Performing Arts   Represent DCTA at this summer’s New Educator Institute. Be the first to meet the newest DPS teachers and share with them the benefits of being members of their teachers’ union! Join......

  • 18 May DPS Budget to Increase by $28 Million

    DPS Budget to Increase by $28 Million   On May 10, 2017, the Colorado Legislature passed the School Finance Act SB 296 that brought positive news to Denver Public Schools.   DPS will see an increase of $252.85 in per pupil funding and an additional......

  • 15 May Official DPS Proposals

    Click the links below to read DPS Proposals to DCTA:   Proposed May 15, 2017 Article 6 Counter Article 7 Counter Article 16 Counter Article 26 Counter Article 28 Counter Article 30 Counter Article 33 Counter Unchanged Articles Counter   Proposed April 3, 2017 Article......

  • 12 May Work for DCTA During an 8-Day Membership Blitz in June:

    Teacher Organizer Summer Program June 12 – June 23   Are you motivated to strengthen the Union? We are looking for people like you to build DCTA membership and keep teachers informed about Bargaining! Apply to be a part of DCTA’s brand new Teacher Organizer......

  • 11 May Friday, June 2, 2017: End of Year Social

    End of Year Social Friday, June 2, 3pm ‘Bout Time Pub & Grub. 3392 W 38th Ave   Come and celebrate the end of the year with fellow DCTA members! Click here to RSVP....

  • 10 May Thursday, June 1, 2017: Rise Up Summer Kick-Off Party

    Summer Kick-Off Party Thursday, June 1, 4pm-7pm Ace Eat Serve 501 E 17th Ave   Make this your first stop! Invite and bring teacher friends from across the district and even outside the district.   All early career educators are welcome.   Click here to......

  • 09 May Thursday, May 25, 2017: Summer/Fall Bargaining Strategy Meeting

    Summer/Fall Bargaining Strategy Meeting Thursday, May 25, 5pm DCTA Office 1500 Grant St   Come to this strategy meeting to create a successful plan to keep your members and contacts engaged in the bargaining process while school is out in order to hit the ground......

  • 09 May Tuesday, May 30, 2017: LEAP

    LEAP Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 5pm North High School Sandoval Lecture Hall (B243), 2nd Floor   Attend this session and support your Bargaining Team as they negotiate on LEAP. RSVP to attend this session so we can count on your presence.  ...

  • 08 May Mollie McGrath, Bryant Webster

    “I am passionate about having high expectations for my students.” Mollie McGrath, Bryant Webster   A 4th Grade—ELA-S teacher at Bryant Webster, Mollie McGrath brings an international flair to her teaching perspective. The Wisconsin native spent her teen-age years growing up in Colorado and then......

  • 03 May Monday, May 15, 2017: Whole Child

    Whole Child Monday, May 15, 2017, 5pm North High School Sandoval Lecture Hall (B243), 2nd Floor   District: Funding Whole Child Initiatives Nice, Not Necessary   The DCTA Bargaining Team and DPS officials met last night as part of ongoing contract negotiations to discuss prioritization......

  • 02 May Monday, May 1, 2017: Workload

      Workload Monday, May 1, 2017, 5pm North High School Sandoval Lecture Hall (B243), 2nd Floor   The Tom and Susana Road Show, Part 2   Last night, with Superintendent Tom Boasberg and Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova in attendance, DCTA and the District met to......

  • 19 Apr Friday, April 28, 2017: DCTA Lobby Day

    Education & Politics   Every legislative session, we make sure our voice is heard at the Capitol on legislation that impacts public education and our members. If you are passionate about educating Colorado legislators regarding students and teachers’ needs, join us for a day at......

  • 19 Apr Saturday, April 22, 2017: CO Sanctuary Schools Summit | Conferencia de Escuelas Santuario

    CO Sanctuary Schools Summit | Conferencia de Escuelas Santuario   Our Brown students and school families are facing a rising wave of bullying, harassment, and traumatic family separations and emergencies as the new Administration carries out aggressive plans for immigration enforcement. How will we protect......

  • 18 Apr Monday, April 17, 2017: Living Wage and More

    Living Wage and Other Proposals Monday, April 17, 2017, 5pm North High School Sandoval Lecture Hall (B243), 2nd Floor   District to DCTA: We can’t afford a living wage   First-year teacher Kevlyn Walsh gave a passionate accounting to DPS officials last night of the......

  • 10 Apr Restorative Practices Partnership Succeeds In Strengthening Schools

    PHOTO: Allison Meier leads a discussion on restorative practices with various interested educators   Chris Martin is a restorative practices champion today – but his transformation from skeptic to true believer didn’t come without some convincing. A sixth grade science teacher at Skinner Middle School,......