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Denver teachers union, district reach agreement on 8.7% pay increase

The Denver teachers union and Denver Public Schools reached a tentative agreement that raises wages an average of 8.7%, sets starting salary a little above $50,000, and promises teachers more planning time during the work day. The announcement of a deal Thursday comes after a marathon bargaining session between the Denver Classroom Teachers Association and district leaders […]

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“At a breaking point”: Colorado schools plead for help as stress of pandemic teaching piles up

Barely a month into the school year, many Colorado teachers are at a breaking point as they try to balance new responsibilities like temperature checks, juggle classes of students both in person and online and manage dozens of kids over a screen.  The stress levels have gotten so high for some teachers that they’ve called […]

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“No one predicted a pandemic”: Denver to ask teachers to give up some raises secured by strike

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: Faced with a $65 million budget shortfall, the Denver school district plans to ask teachers to forgo some of the pay raises guaranteed by a hard-won union contract. On Tuesday, Denver Public Schools sent […]