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Denver Public Schools
Stories about Colorado's largest school district.
2 hours ago
Denver teachers vote to strike in push for higher pay
Because of state rules, Monday is the earliest a Denver strike could start.
Updated 5 hours ago
Teachers union continues voting on possible Denver strike
A Denver strike would affect roughly 71,000 students in Colorado's largest school district.
January 19, 2019
Denver hopes to keep its schools open in a strike — and the union wants you to send your kids
Superintendent Susana Cordova says she is committed to continuing to educate students in the event of a strike.
January 19, 2019
As Denver teachers turn out to vote on strike, superintendent defends ‘compelling’ district offer
Denver teachers are voting on whether to strike for the first time in 25 years. A strike would affect roughly 71,000 students and 5,300 teachers.
January 17, 2019
Denver district, teachers union make some progress as contract deadline looms, but still far apart
The two sides expect to resume bargaining at 10 a.m. Friday.
Updated January 18, 2019
Liveblog: Follow Denver’s teacher pay negotiations here
Denver Public Schools administrators and Denver Classroom Teachers Association, the teachers union, are scheduled to meet all day Thursday and Friday, if necessary, to try…
strike vote looming
Updated January 16, 2019
Denver district, board members frame teacher contract negotiations as debate over values
There are two days of negotiations scheduled before a potential strike vote on Saturday.
Turning up the heat
January 15, 2019
Denver teachers union poll shows strong support for a strike, even among parents
If Denver teachers walk, it would be the district’s first strike in 25 years.
January 14, 2019
Denver’s window for choosing schools opens Tuesday
The district especially encourages families with children going into kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grade to fill out a choice form.
January 11, 2019
We asked 3 Denver teachers why they’re ready to strike. Here’s what they said.
“Nobody wants to go on strike. ... But it feels like it’s the only option at this point.”
January 10, 2019
Denver teachers threaten a strike at month’s end; district plans to keep schools open
“We know the possibility of a strike is unsettling for families,” Superintendent Susana Cordova wrote.
January 9, 2019
Denver has 1 administrator for every 7.5 instructional staff — far above state average
While Denver has always had more administrators than the statewide average, data show the district has gotten more top-heavy over time.
January 7, 2019
On her first day as Denver superintendent, Susana Cordova visits the school where she was a student
Cordova assumed the role of superintendent of Denver Public Schools on Monday, making her the top boss of Colorado’s largest school district.
January 4, 2019
Why Denver isn’t seeking any new schools
The strategy departs from the "portfolio model" of managing schools.
January 3, 2019
After modest results, Denver officials looking at ways to bolster school integration pilot
“It’s done what a pilot is supposed to do. You launch a pilot to teach you how to go more and more to scale in more effective ways.”
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