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Rise & Shine: As one teacher strike ends, another begin
PHOTO: Yana Kunichoff / ChalkbeatPicket signs used by protesting strikers from the Chicago International Charter Schools, who were targeting charter network CEO Elizabeth Shaw on…
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.
By the numbers
February 7, 2019
1,400 central office employees will be deployed to Denver schools in a strike
Here’s a breakdown, by the numbers, of who might be striking, who will be working, how many kids will be affected, and what it will cost.
staying out of it
Updated February 6, 2019
Denver teachers set to strike over pay dispute after Gov. Polis declines to step in
The Denver Classroom Teachers Associated tweeted: "February 11th, We strike for our students."
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.”
chalkbeat cheat sheet
January 30, 2019
Denver teachers are on the brink of a strike. Here’s how we got here and what could be next.
The strike would be an attempt to pressure the district into giving the union what it wants — a new pay structure and more money for teacher salaries.
right to strike
January 25, 2019
‘This was wrong,’ says Denver schools chief of email threat to immigrant teachers
No employees were put on leave as a result of the email, Superintendent Susana Cordova said.
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 10, 2019
Rise & Shine: State education leaders fear federal violations, and potential penalties, with A-F law
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November 26, 2018
How Karen Lewis’ own story follows the arc of Chicago’s contentious education history
This fall marks 55 years since a massive student boycott to protest segregation, and six years since a teachers' strike. A new book examines that history.
May 2, 2018
Pueblo teachers are cleared to strike after state regulators decline to intervene
Teachers in Pueblo could be on strike as soon as Monday.
April 27, 2018
Sponsor of teacher strike ban won’t jail teachers, but unions are still a target
The teacher backlash to the strike ban came fast and furious.
Steel City Strike
April 23, 2018
Why these Colorado educators are prepared to strike: ‘Teachers are walking into classrooms that are not funded’
The extraordinary vote to strike in Pueblo took place as teachers across the country have left their classrooms over demands for better salaries and more funding.
Race to the Bottom
April 5, 2018
Colorado teachers can claim an unwelcome distinction: most underpaid in the nation (or close to it)
Teachers and policy makers have started to make connections between low pay here and labor unrest elsewhere.
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