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Denver Classroom Teachers Association
August 2, 2018
Opposing groups call for all sides to play nice in Denver schools superintendent search
The statement quickly prompted a backlash on social media from community members who have been critical of the district.
March 15, 2018
Strike vote by Denver teachers no longer imminent due to contract extension
District officials agreed to the union’s request to extend the current agreement until January 2019.
January 9, 2018
I’ve spent years fighting for buses for at-risk high schoolers in Denver. Here’s what’s at stake
The school does a lot for its students, but it doesn’t do buses. And I worry that the lack of access to transportation is putting more students in a precarious position.
Let’s make a deal
Updated September 1, 2017
Denver school district, teachers union reach agreement on contract that includes $1,400 increase to base salary
The deal provides more than the district originally proposed on teacher pay and other issues, but falls short of the union’s most ambitious goals.
August 4, 2017
Denver teachers union, members of progressive wing diverge on key school board races
The Denver teachers union and a caucus within the union are split over who to support in two competitive school board races that could determine…
June 29, 2017
Denver teachers union’s strategy for this year’s contract negotiations: Go big
“If we never ask for it, it’s never going to happen," one union leader said.
'a bit stuck'
June 27, 2017
Impasse declared in Denver teacher contract negotiations, prompting criticism from union
The declaration means the two sides will continue negotiations but with the aid of a mediator.
The votes are in — again
April 10, 2017
Incumbent president holds on in Denver teachers union election recount
A progressive slate challenging the establishment still took a majority of seats in play.
state of the union
March 24, 2017
Challengers claim victories in Denver teachers union elections, race for president heading for recount
Incumbent president Henry Roman prevailed in the election, but it's close enough to trigger a recount.
state of the union
March 21, 2017
Will Denver’s teachers union election shake up the status quo?
Results expected Friday will provide a signal of how Denver's teachers feel about the state of their union.
January 5, 2017
Younger, vocal group of Denver teachers pushing union to be more aggressive, activist
One caucus teacher has announced his intention to run for the organization’s top job.
June 15, 2016
Denver teachers to get 2.6 percent average pay increase in 2016, and there may be more to come
“Our teachers won’t feel like it’s a pay pump," said Pam Shamburg, the union's executive director.
May 31, 2016
New groups aim to push back against Denver Public Schools, a stronghold of education reform
The groups and the district want the same thing: quality schools for all students. But the groups disagree with how DPS is trying to get there.
Wheels of justice grind on
Updated November 5, 2015
State appeals court reinstates lawsuit challenging provision of educator effectiveness law
A lawsuit challenging a key provision of a 2010 educator effectiveness law won new life when the Colorado Court of Appeals rejected an earlier dismissal of the case.
September 3, 2015
Denver teachers union: DPS skirted bargaining rules with new incentive pay program
In another conflict over how teachers should be paid, Denver's teachers union has filed a grievance over a new Denver Public Schools incentive pay program.
Day in court
July 21, 2015
Legislative power key issue in arguments over teacher evaluation law
Differing views of the legislature’s powers were at the center of oral arguments in a lawsuit that challenges one part of Colorado’s landmark 2010 teacher evaluation law.
July 3, 2014
How Colorado stacks up on national union leader’s priorities
On the eve of Independence Day and the election that will determine the leadership of the nation's largest teachers union, the outgoing president, Dennis van Roekel, had a message for the thousands of gathered educators: take charge of reforming schools. And he has some suggestions for how to do it, some of which Colorado is already pursuing.
January 29, 2014
Union legal challenge to SB191 filed, bill on its way
Updated - Colorado’s largest teachers union Wednesday launched a two-pronged attack on part of the state educator effectiveness law, filing both a lawsuit and serving notice of a proposed bill in the legislature.
January 15, 2014
Colorado teachers featured in lesson-sharing site’s Common Core launch
When a three-year-old lesson-sharing website recruited teachers to share the work they had done adjusting their instruction to the new Common Core standards,…
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