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February 25, 2019
Denver teachers union ratifies contract deal reached after strike
More than 97 percent of union members voted to ratify the agreement, according to the DCTA.
in the weeds
February 15, 2019
What exactly is in Denver’s new teacher pay deal? Here’s the nitty-gritty
The new agreement allows teachers to get raises in several different ways.
February 14, 2019
Empowered, tired, and better off: Victorious teachers reflect on Denver strike
Denver educators described empowerment, fatigue, relief, and in some cases residual frustration Thursday after the end of the three-day teacher strike that threw…
it's a deal
Strike over: Denver school district, teachers union sign tentative pact raising teacher pay
Teachers will see significant raises and a more traditional pay system, while the district keeps incentives for educators at high-poverty schools.
What's it worth?
February 13, 2019
Bonuses for teachers at high-poverty schools are on the table. Here’s what Denver teachers have to say.
Bonuses for teachers at high-poverty schools have represented one of the key disagreements between the Denver teachers union and the school district.
Back at it
February 9, 2019
As a strike nears, differing perceptions about progress toward a deal on teacher pay
The district and the teachers union agreed to continue negotiating Saturday at 1 p.m.
The right stuff
February 8, 2019
The Denver district believes incentives keep good teachers at hard schools. The data is mixed.
“I would be incredibly skeptical of anyone who said that a teacher would work at a high-poverty or high-priority school for the money,” one teacher said.
February 6, 2019
How far apart are the Denver district and union on teacher pay? Here’s a breakdown
Denver teachers want more money for teacher pay, and a more predictable salary structure.
checks and balances
February 5, 2019
How a once-promising merit pay system led Denver teachers to the brink of a strike
“What we got given is a system of Wall Street-style bonuses that mask the erosion of our salaries,” one teacher said.
January 31, 2019
Denver teachers union rejects latest district offer as a ‘waste of time’
Union lead negotiator: “They didn’t bring a proposal tonight. They brought a small IOU.”
January 25, 2019
Negotiations poised to resume as Denver teachers plead with district to raise pay
Negotiations could resume as the district and the teachers union await a decision on state intervention in a potential Denver strike.
January 22, 2019
Denver teachers vote to strike in push for higher pay
Because of state rules, Monday is the earliest a Denver strike could start.
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.”
back and forth
May 30, 2018
Against a backdrop of protests, teacher contract negotiations in Denver get heated
Teachers argue that base salaries are too low and the bonuses make their paychecks unpredictable.
May 1, 2018
Colorado was never ranked 46th for teacher pay. Does this change the debate?
The ranking has become a key feature of the school funding debate, and it’s unlikely to disappear from the public narrative anytime soon.
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