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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.
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.
On the brink
March 14, 2018
Denver teachers union leaders vote to call for a strike vote if pay negotiations fail
“Teachers don’t think the district is taking them seriously."
November 29, 2017
Now up for negotiation: ProComp, Denver’s teacher pay-for-performance system
Teachers have said the system is confusing and complicated.
September 22, 2016
Five ways to improve Denver’s teacher pay system, spelled out in new report
One idea: Offer the biggest raises in the first five years of a teacher’s career to increase retention.
April 20, 2016
Denver teachers confused, frustrated by parts of pay-for-performance system, report finds
“I have no idea what my paycheck means,” one teacher told researchers.
December 16, 2015
Some Denver teachers to get ProComp bonuses this month, thanks to district-union agreement
Denver teachers whose students did well on state tests, in addition to teachers who work in hard-to-serve schools, are expected to receive bonuses.
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.
April 23, 2015
Denver district and union extend ProComp agreement
After several months of negotiations, DCTA and DPS have agreed about what incentives teachers will receive through ProComp for the current school year.
Hold Up Again
April 10, 2015
Denver teacher incentive negotiations stalled for another week
Negotiations between Denver Public Schools and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association about adjustments to ProComp, the district's 10-year-old taxpayer-funded teacher incentive pay system, stalled again today.
March 27, 2015
Performance-pay negotiations in Denver catch on changes for high-needs schools
DCTA representatives said they need time to think about a proposal that would shift bonuses from teachers at top-performing schools to those at high-needs schools.
November 24, 2014
Denver study group: ProComp teacher pay system should be simpler, more targeted
A new report outlines a framework for a revised ProComp and a set of guidelines for the district and union as contract negotiations approach.
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