DCTA News

Self-Care is Student Care

Be a better teacher by learning how to de-stress and stay focused   The graph above says it all: How many educators can say they?ve experienced these phases year after year. But it?s not just first-year teachers that struggle with mid-year disillusionment. Thankfully, there is a way...

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Update: ProComp Bargaining Commences With Facilitator

Photo above: The DCTA and DPS Bargaining Teams in the first ProComp Bargaining Session   Your DCTA Bargaining Team and representatives from DPS met just before the Thanksgiving break for the first bargaining session to negotiate terms for a new Professional Compensation System for Teachers (ProComp). Observers...

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Transitions: Move to ECE has ?revitalized? career

Photo above: Stedman Elementary ECE teacher Pablo Benitez   Pablo Benitez, Stedman Elementary   Pablo Benitez was a terrible student. Throughout his middle and high school years, he felt disconnected from his teachers and school. It didn?t seem like his teachers were trying to connect with students. As a...

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ProComp Bargaining Dates Confirmed!

We finally confirmed the following dates to kickoff bargaining on ProComp 3.0:   Thursday, November 16 Thursday, November 30 Thursday, December 7 Monday, December 18   These sessions will take place at the Acoma Campus (1617 S. Acoma St) from 5 pm until roughly 9 pm and are open to the public....

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DCTA School Board Endorsement: Jennifer Bacon

Photo above: District 4 DPS Board candidate Jennifer Bacon   District 4 candidate has dedicated her life to education and social justice   Jennifer Bacon grew up in Miami a member of a tight-knit family. Her father worked in economic development and eventually became a minister and her mother...

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DCTA School Board Endorsement: Xochitl Gaytan

Photo above: District 2 DPS Board candidate Xochitl ?Sochi? Gaytan   District 2 candidate seeks to bring transparency to Board decision making   Xochitl ?Sochi? Gaytan is a small business owner and real estate agent in southwest Denver. She?s also mother to two sons, one of whom is a...

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