Education
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Denver teacher strike comes to a close

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/14/19, 12:29 pm

Denver Public Schools and teachers announced an end to the three-day strike with a deal that raises pay by 11 percent, with built-in cost-of-living increases and more opportunities for future raises. The full union membership still needs to ratify the agreement. More than half of the district’s teachers went on strike Monday, but schools remained open, staffed by administrators and the teachers who stayed.

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The lowdown on lockdowns

Education | Examining active shooter drills a year after Parkland
by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/13/19, 05:31 pm

In the year since the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., schools across the country have revisited their active shooter protocols, trying to come up with the best way to prepare for the worst. Seventeen people were killed in the Feb. 14, 2018, rampage, the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history. Shooting suspect and former student Nikolas Cruz remains in jail awaiting trial.

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Denver teachers strike continues

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/13/19, 12:46 pm

Denver teachers extended their strike into a third day on Wednesday after negotiations with school district leaders ended Tuesday night without a deal. More than half of the city’s teachers walked off the job on Monday amid a pay dispute, and more—nearly 60 percent of all teachers—did not report for work on Tuesday. Preschools closed on Monday, but elementary, middle, and high schools have remained open and staffed by administrators, substitutes, and teachers not participating in the strike.

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