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  • 30 Oct DCTA Presents Latest Compensation System Proposal

    Last night the DCTA Bargaining Team met for the first time with the new DPS Superintendent, Ron Cabrera amidst a packed room of teachers, SSPs, and parents who were also phone banking likely voters during breaks in the action.   The DCTA Bargaining Team presented......

  • 22 Oct Denver Teachers Call for End to Denver’s School Performance Framework System

    For immediate release October 22, 2018   Denver Teachers Call for End to Denver’s School Performance Framework System   DENVER – The Denver Public Schools is the only school district in the state that has developed its own School Performance Framework rating, with the others......

  • 02 Oct

    DCTA Board Accountability Team (BAT) September Report   Members of DCTA’s Board Accountability Team (BAT) attended the last school board meeting to support the DCTA bargaining team and ensure the board is taking action to support school funding, teacher compensation, and a transparent search for......

  • 14 Aug Anna Noble, East High School

    Above: East High School science teacher Anna Noble   “I really love teaching. I just can’t afford to do it anymore.”   Anna Noble has two master’s degrees, 15+ years of experience in her chosen field, an exemplary work history and students who return year......

  • 09 Aug DPS Attends Bargaining, Refuses to Bargain

    The last time that the DCTA and DPS Bargaining Teams met, on June 21, the District gave a proposal that doubled down on one-time incentives, lowered base pay for teachers, and gave a presentation on how they had already decided to spend the $47 million......

  • 02 Aug Rebecka Hendricks, Emily Griffith High School

    Above: Emily Griffith High School teacher Rebecka Hendricks   “If the agreement is no good, next year may be my last year.”   Teachers shouldn’t have to live on the edge. But that’s just where Rebecka Hendricks resides. Financially, she’s stuck between loving her life’s......

  • 24 Jul Welcome to Denver Public Schools

    To all of the teachers and SSPs entering DPS at New Educator Welcome next week, welcome! We are excited that you have come to DPS. You are joining us at an extremely interesting time, full of opportunities to make a real and lasting change. Before......

  • 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......