DCTA News

We fight, we win!

Early Thursday morning, we reached an an historic agreement with Denver Public Schools on behalf of Denver’s educators. The tentative agreement, which must be ratified by the full DCTA membership, reforms a pay system which largely relied on unstable bonuses, and provides stability for students...

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What REALLY Happened at Bargaining Yesterday

This morning, Superintendent Cordova released a bargaining update for yesterday’s session. Unfortunately, even though she claims to be different than her predecessor, she tried one of his most common tactics: pushing a misleading message. With our expiration date so close, this move is both irresponsible...

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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 a new...

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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 after year to...

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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 work and living...

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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...

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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 a new proposal for...

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