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  • 22 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......

  • 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......

  • 27 Jul Weekly Bargaining Update: Impasse? What Impasse?

    Photo above: Teachers and supporters at Monday’s Bargaining Session   Despite DPS efforts to edge out public input, bargaining teams resume negotiations – in public   DCTA and DPS met twice this week in bargaining sessions (Mon., July 24 and Tues., July 25) after a......

  • 10 Jul Building Reps Fill Vital Role

    Photo above: East High School Building Rep Margaret Bobb   Communication even more critical during contract years   Ask Margaret Bobb about her experience as a Building Rep and you might not like what you hear. She probably won’t talk about the role’s perks. There......

  • 26 Jun DCTA: DPS Calls Impasse on Negotiations

    DPS informed DCTA on Friday, June 23 it was declaring an impasse in contract negotiations. Read the district’s letter here:   DPS Letter 6-23-2017 DPS Letter 6-23...

  • 21 Jun Summer Bargaining

    Photo above: Members of your DCTA Bargaining Team   Help keep the heat on DPS during this season’s bargaining sessions   Hopefully, your summer will be filled with days at the pool, trips to far-off places and eventually, anxious anticipation for the start of school......

  • 31 May Sunday, June 18, 2017: Denver PrideFest Parade

    Denver PrideFest Parade Sunday, June 18, 8:30am Cheesman Park Franklin Street & E 8th Avenue March with DCTA as we celebrate diversity and embrace LGBTQ pride!   On Sunday, June 18 the annual Coors Light PrideFest Parade starts in Cheesman Park and makes its way......

  • 31 May Tuesday, May 30, 2017: Compensation

    Compensation Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 5pm North High School Sandoval Lecture Hall (B243), 2nd Floor   DPS Says It Heard Teacher Concerns; Compensation Proposal Says Otherwise   Public Bargaining on May 30 started off with a bang. In front of a crowd of roughly 71......

  • 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......