DCTA News

  • 31 Oct Transitions: Move to ECE has “revitalized” career

    Photo above: Stedman Elementary ECE teacher Pablo Benitez   Pablo Benitez, Stedman Elementary   Pablo Benitez was a terrible student. Throughout his middle and high school years, he felt disconnected from his teachers and school. It didn’t seem like his teachers were trying to connect......

  • 13 Oct Protect our DACA members and students: Participate in our digital postcard action!

    Did you know that there are 20,000 DACA teachers in classrooms all across the US, including Colorado? Did you know that the average age of 3 years old is the most common age of Dreamers upon arrival to the US?   We have a short......

  • 02 Oct 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......

  • 28 Sep 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......

  • 26 Sep 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......

  • 26 Sep DCTA School Board Endorsement: Dr. Carrie Olson

    Photo above: DPS teacher and school board candidate Dr. Carrie Olson   Longtime DPS educator wants to take her experience to the Board of Education   Dr. Carrie Olson, PhD, is the mother of a DPS graduate, a teacher in DPS for more than 30......

  • 25 Sep November 10 & 11, 2017: ASIST Suicide Prevention Training

    Would you like to earn 15 hours of recertification credit?   DCTA’s own nationally recognized trainer, Dr. Tim Brown will be providing another opportunity to take the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). ASIST is an Evidence-Based Practice designed to teach professionals and non-professionals alike......

  • 25 Sep October 3, 2017: Rise Up Committee Meeting

    Rise Up October Committee Meeting Tuesday, October 3, 5:30pm DCTA Office/CEA Building 1500 Grant Street   Rise Up will be working on the annual plan, as well as looking at questions and answers for new teachers. New teachers don’t know what they don’t know, but......

  • 15 Sep 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......

  • 06 Sep 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......

  • 30 Aug Denver teachers want district decisions that benefit students

    Final Negotiations Scheduled for Thursday   DENVER (Aug. 30) – After an 11-hour bargaining session Monday, negotiators for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association say the school district has failed to compromise on a large number of issues still to be decided on in a new......

  • 18 Aug 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......

  • 15 Aug 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......

  • 11 Aug Bargaining Update: A week that began with hope ended in a walk out

    DCTA: District does not value teacher voice or fully commit to the quality education of every Denver student   DCTA entered the week with high hopes on Monday as Association and District representatives began a marathon four-day stretch of Bargaining Sessions to finalize an agreement......

  • 02 Aug 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......