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Denver Teachers Once Hailed Performance-Based Pay. Now They’re on Strike Over It.
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Feb 11, 8:36 AM: Over the past year, in red states and blue states, in big liberal cities and in tiny Appalachian towns, teachers have fought back against core tenets of education reform in the past two decades: that you can make schools >
All Denver schools to remain open on first day of strike as uncertainties remain about historic walkout
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Feb 11, 8:12 AM: Less than 24 hours from the beginning of a seemingly inevitable teachers strike — Denver’s first in a quarter century — key unknowns remained. How many of Denver’s 5,353 educators will join the walkout over better pay? >
Teacher Strike On in Denver
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Feb 8, 8:25 AM: EDUCATORS IN DENVER ARE preparing to strike on Monday after newly elected Democratic Gov. Jared Polis declined to intervene in a pay dispute between teacher union officials and school district officials, setting up the >
Parents concerned about child care if DPS teachers strike
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Feb 8, 7:08 AM: Mayor Michael Hancock said parks and recreation centers will extend hours to help deal with child care issues if Denver Public Schools teachers strike beginning Monday.
Denver teacher strike to begin Monday after Gov. Jared Polis declines to intervene
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Feb 7, 7:09 AM: The union representing the majority of Denver Public Schools’ educators announced it will initiate the city’s first teacher strike in a quarter century next week after Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday declined to intervene in >
How a once-promising merit pay system led Denver teachers to the brink of a strike
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Feb 6, 8:20 AM: But educators eventually grew disenchanted. Many said their paychecks went up and down in ways that were hard to predict or even understand. All the while, living in Denver became less affordable. Beyond those pocketbook >
Decades after redlining, Denver schools see choice contributing to racial imbalance
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Feb 5, 8:24 AM: Amid declining overall enrollment, some neighborhood schools suffer as parents send their kids to higher-achieving schools
Polis Tries To Broker Deal As 'Philosophical Disagreements' Between Denver Teachers And District Emerge
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Feb 5, 8:10 AM: Gov. Jared Polis is making one last attempt to meet with both sides in Denver’s contentious teacher labor dispute and broker an agreement before the state decides whether it will intervene.
Denver Public Schools has spent more than $136,000 preparing lesson plans for first 2 days of a teacher strike
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Feb 5, 6:14 AM: Denver Public Schools has spent more than $136,000 printing, organizing and boxing lesson plans and student materials designed to steer substitute teachers at the district’s 161 schools through the first two days of an >
Democrats for Education Reform was behind text campaign seeking to prevent teacher strike
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Feb 4, 6:19 AM: Democrats for Education Reform was behind a text message campaign urging Denver residents to write Gov. Jared Polis and Denver school board members in support of a key aspect of the district’s pay proposal and in >
Denver teachers union rejects latest district offer as a ‘waste of time’
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Feb 1, 8:14 AM: The Denver teachers union rejected the school district’s latest attempt Thursday to avert a teacher strike: a new offer that would boost the district’s proposal to increase what it spends on teacher pay by an extra $3 >
Jared Polis injected himself into Denver teachers’ strike. Now he needs a way out.
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Jan 31, 8:44 AM: The new governor must decide whether to intervene and prevent a teacher walkout, a decision with major political implications
Denver teachers union urges state to stay out of compensation negotiations
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Jan 29, 8:32 AM: The Denver Classroom Teachers Association is urging the state government to stay out of its contentious pay dispute with Denver Public Schools that has left the district’s teachers on the verge of their first strike in 25 >
Senate will debate loan forgiveness for rural teachers
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Jan 28, 9:20 AM: State lawmakers are still working on new ways to get more teachers into Colorado classrooms, and this week the Colorado Senate is expected to take up measures that could help do that.
As Denver braces for strike, charter operators seek to reassure parents, tackle pay issue
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Jan 25, 6:07 AM: The day after news that Denver teachers union members had voted to strike, Denver’s largest charter school operators reassured families their schools will keep operating as usual and sought to highlight their own efforts >
Denver Public Schools requests state intervention after teachers' union votes to strike
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Jan 24, 8:14 AM: Denver Public Schools formally submitted a request to the state’s Department of Labor and Employment on Wednesday for intervention a day after the Denver Classroom Teachers’ Association, the union that represents a >
BVSD board denies Ascent charter school application
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Jan 23, 7:01 AM: Several board members said they didn't vote no to deny parents a classical education option. Instead, they said, their concerns included governance, transparency and a non-discrimination policy that doesn't include gender >
Denver teachers union members begin strike vote
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Jan 22, 8:10 AM: If a strike vote is successful, the earliest Denver teachers could walk out of their classrooms is January 28.
Letter: Charter school application threatens district standards
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Jan 22, 8:08 AM: Our school district's commitment to educational quality may be hamstrung by the State Board of Education in forcing Boulder Valley School District to consider the current application from a thinly disguised political and >
Forum focuses on funding, charter schools
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Jan 18, 6:23 AM: The growing number of school districts opting to use a four-day schedule is evidence the state is not providing sufficient money for education, state Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, said Thursday night at forum with >

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