Denver didn’t have a lot of options for kids who struggled in the traditional school system a decade ago.
Denver Public Schools
South High School near Washington Park in Denver is on lockout for the third day in a row. School officials said police are searching for a teenager they say made a threat against the school.
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John McDonald, the head of security for JeffCo schools, said he was "thankful this threat is over and we can get back to the business of learning."
Teachers now see their “collective power” as something they can use to shape the path Denver Public Schools takes in the years to come.
More than 97 percent of union members approved the deal. The agreement will take effect after a Denver Public Schools board vote.
When Denver educators voted to strike, math teacher Kathleen Braun was on picket line. That was in 1969. And again in 1994. And, yes, last week.
Voting on the tentative contract starts Tuesday evening at Riverside Baptist Church and will continue through Sunday, Feb. 24. Results will be announced the next day.
A marathon bargaining session that lasted nearly 24 hours brought the three-day teacher strike to an end Thursday morning.
The all-nighter, which eclipsed the record set in 1994 for the longest bargaining session, hammered out the details between teachers and the district.