Denver Public Schools, union reach tentative agreement

February 15, 2019 | The Denver Post

Denver’s first teachers strike in 25 years will come to an end after a record-setting, all-night bargaining session produced a new compensation deal shortly before dawn Thursday that labor leaders say will help better retain the district’s educators.

The Denver Classroom Teachers Association initiated the strike Monday, decrying Denver Public Schools’ incentive-based pay system and seeking better wages and more dependable financial advancement for the city’s career teachers.

The walkout by more than 2,600 educators over the last three days left Denver’s schools short-staffed and preschools classes canceled, with substitutes and district administrators filling in, and complaints from students in local high schools that they were being shown movies, given crosswords and otherwise not doing much learning.

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