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  • 18 Feb William Anderson, Manual High School

    DCTA Member Profile “Teachers are the driving force of education.” William Anderson, Manual High School   William Anderson is what you might call a “teacher’s teacher.” Passionate for his profession and determined to make a difference, he happily works tireless hours (well, maybe not always......

  • 14 Feb Official DPS Proposals

    Click the links below to read DPS Proposals to DCTA:   Counter Proposals from the District on Gilpin Amesse and Greenlee Retention Bonuses: DPS Counter Proposals on Gilpin Amesse and Greenlee Retention   Proposed after January 23 Bargaining Session: Counter to DCTA Retention Bonus MOU......

  • 06 Feb Monday, February 6, 2017: Bargaining Session – LEAP

      LEAP Negotiations Monday, February 6, 2017, 5pm North High School Sandoval Lecture Hall (B243), 2nd Floor   On February 6, 2017, DCTA and the District went to the table for the second time regarding the Master Agreement. With nearly 150 community members and teachers......

  • 30 Jan Denver Education Community Responds to Immigration Orders

    Joint statement from Denver Public Schools, Denver Classroom Teachers Association, Padres & Jóvenes Unidos, Colorado Education Association   A response from Denver education community to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration.   We stand together — as a school district, educators, students and families —......

  • 25 Jan Michael Diaz-Rivera, Columbine Elementary

    “If my students aren’t able to focus…then we are all wasting our time.” Michael Diaz-Rivera, Columbine Elementary   A 5th grade ELA teacher at Columbine Elementary, Michael Diaz-Rivera may be a rookie in the profession (he’s been teaching for one year), but he’s already learned......

  • 25 Jan Monday, February 27, 2017: Bargaining Session – TBD

    Negotiations To Be Determined Monday, February 27, 2017, 5pm North High School Sandoval Lecture Hall (B243), 2nd Floor   DCTA has proposed the following topics for discussion: Healthcare, School Closings, and Charters. We are waiting for the District to respond....

  • 25 Jan February 24, & February 25, 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 Jan Wednesday, February 22, 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......

  • 25 Jan Thursday, February 16, 2017: Training for 2/22 Lobby Day

    Education & Politics   From your local school board to the Governor, politics has a significant impact on our public schools and school employees. It is important for school employees to know how they can expand their influence in the political system. In this session,......

  • 24 Jan Monday, January 23, 2017: Bargaining Session – Healthcare

    Thank you to the 75+ teachers, SSPs, and community members who attended our first bargaining session!     The main topic of discussion was healthcare benefits. The District has proposed removing the monthly healthcare stipend for new employees who do not take their insurance through......

  • 23 Jan Public Bargaining Dates

    All bargaining sessions will be held on Mondays at North High School in the Sandoval Lecture Hall (B243).   Upcoming Sessions:   Monday, February 27, 2017 – Negotiations TBD Read more   Monday, March 14, 2017 – Negotiations TBD   Monday, April 3, 2017 –......

  • 20 Jan Our Students. Our Profession. Our Careers.

    On January 18th, in front of hundreds of teachers/SSPs and community members, your DCTA Bargaining Team unveiled its rallying cry: “Our Students. Our Profession. Our Careers.” along with our demands to the District, ahead of the upcoming contract negotiations. This year, both the Master Agreement,......

  • 12 Jan Saturday, January 21, 2017: Women’s March on Denver

    Sponsored by Women, For Everyone!   Marching in Solidarity for Human Rights…   9:30am – the march begins through Downtown returning to Civic Center Park for the Rally with speakers and performers   Our Vision Statement   We are all relevant, we are all valued,......

  • 11 Jan Wednesday, January 18, 2017: Support Your Bargaining Team!

    Countdown to Contract Expiration: Our current contract expires on August 31, 2017. DCTA is preparing. YOU are DCTA and we need you to mobilize and be ready to attend public bargaining sessions starting in January!   SAVE THE DATE! January 18, 2017 We need you......

  • 11 Jan Monday, January 16, 2017: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Marade

    Join members of DCTA on Monday, January 16, 2017 as we march on MLK day! With our new administration entering office in just a few weeks, it is more important than ever to stand in solidarity with our brothers & sisters of color and our......