After 10 hours of negotiations Friday, talks between the teachers union and the city’s school district collapsed over pay and compensation.
Denver Public Schools teachers and district leaders have been at the negotiation table for more than a year.
To hang on to teachers, Denver Public Schools and other Colorado school districts are playing a bigger role connecting educators with housing programs.
Amendment 73 would raise $1.6 billion for 178 school districts if it passes.
Balancing budgets and preparing students for future jobs are among problems facing Colorado educators..
The margin for approving the deal was overwhelming, 495-62 as reported by the Pueblo Chieftain.
The Colorado Legislature worked down to the wire to pass a PERA reform bill that will have major ramifications for decades to come.
The strike has closed down most schools in the city for five days. No details from the district's latest proposal have been released yet.
Shirl Petrie from Denver, asked if teachers are really that bad off when you compare their pay nationally, and consider their benefits. We thought we'd take a closer look.