DCTA News

  • 24 Jun DCTA kicks off their first round of school board endorsements by supporting Dr. Carrie Olson in District 3

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2021 The Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) kicks off their first round of school board endorsements by supporting Dr. Carrie Olson in District 3  DENVER, CO – The Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA)  kicks  off the first round of school......

  • 26 May DCTA Statement: DPS Selects Dr. Alex Marrero as the New Superintendent

    Fellow Members, This morning the DPS School Board announced their selection of Dr. Alex Marrero as the new superintendent of Denver Public Schools. With that, we share our remarks around the process and the final selection. We have constantly fought for the learning conditions of......

  • 09 Oct DCTA Voting Recommendations for the 2020 Election

    DCTA Voting Recommendations for the 2020 Election With the 2020 election being less than a month away, our DCTA Fund committee has affirmed their support for local candidates and ballot measures supportive of public education, students and educators. Our parent organization, the Colorado Education Association......

  • 14 Feb 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......

  • 09 Jan 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......

  • 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......