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  • 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......

  • 15 Mar Boasberg: “Not one more dime” for teachers

    Comment comes after DCTA recommends an extension to current ProComp Agreement   DENVER – Following preliminary progress during a marathon 15-hour bargaining session, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association advocated signing an extension of the current ProComp Agreement until mid January in order to finalize details......

  • 13 Mar DCTA Board Votes To Prepare for Strike If DPS Fails To Reach Compensation Agreement

    Buoyed by collective bargaining actions in West Virginia and Oklahoma, DCTA joins wave of teacher discontent sweeping the nation   DENVER – The Board of Directors for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) voted unanimously tonight to call for strike preparations among its members if......

  • 12 Mar The Cost of Teaching in DPS

    Many Denver educators pay a heavy price in delayed dreams, reduced health care and lowered standards of living to stay in district   Every profession comes with its own pitfalls. But few careers require as much dedication, perseverance and sheer sacrifice as choosing to serve......

  • 27 Feb The $100,000 Teacher Plan

    Above: DCTA’s detailed salary schedule for a compensation vision that provides real stability and predictability   DCTA compensation proposal offers teachers the ability to plan a career, creates opportunity for DPS to recruit and retain top professionals   The Denver Classroom Teachers Association unveiled its......

  • 23 Feb DCTA To Unveil Compensation Proposal

    “Vision for a New Compensation System” will provide a new framework for compensation system.   At Monday’s scheduled Compensation Bargaining Session, representatives from the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) will unveil DCTA’s “Vision for a New Compensation System” to DPS representatives and the public. The......

  • 22 Feb Jessica Donovan-Massey, East High School

    “My joy is working with young people.” Jessica Donovan-Massey, East High School   If you can’t get excited about learning in Jessica Donovan-Massey’s class, it’s not for her lack of trying. Walking down the hallway toward Donovan-Massey’s East High School classroom, you can feel the......

  • 12 Feb What is a Distinguished School?

    DPS believes a school should earn “Distinguished” status based solely on test scores. DCTA advocates for a more holistic approach.   Continuing its efforts to negotiate a Compensation Agreement that provides predictability, stability and growth potential, the DCTA Bargaining Team again hammered away at the......

  • 03 Feb CEA endorses Cary Kennedy for Colorado Governor in 2018

    CEA President Kerrie Dallman with gubernatorial candidate Cary Kennedy   The Colorado Education Association announced, Jan. 31, it will endorse gubernatorial candidate Cary Kennedy to lead Colorado in 2018.   “Cary Kennedy is a champion for Colorado’s kids and educators, and has been throughout her......

  • 02 Feb Distinguished Schools: Spread the rewards, spread the success

    Photo above: Bargaining teams from DCTA and DPS negotiate for a new compensation agreement as the meeting is broadcast via Facebook   DCTA argues that test scores are not the only measurement of success at latest Compensation Bargaining Session   Negotiation teams for both DCTA......

  • 18 Jan Suzanne Hernandez, Westerly Creek Elementary

    “I know how important my job is.” Suzanne Hernandez, Westerly Creek Elementary   The best part of being a teacher, according to Westerly Creek Elementary first grade teacher Suzanne Hernandez, is when you know you are making a difference in a student’s life. Unfortunately, the......

  • 10 Jan Wednesday, February 7, 2018: DCTA Lobby Day

    Education & Politics   DCTA Lobby Day will be Wednesday, February 7. If you are passionate about educating Colorado legislators regarding students and teachers’ needs, join us as we talk with them in person. These one on one conversations will help shape policy discussions around......

  • 20 Dec ProComp Agreement Extended!

    Thank you to all who showed support for the continuation of negotiations around a new compensation system! We are happy to report that your support worked! We signed a new, short extension of the current ProComp Agreement through March 14, and both parties have agreed......