The Latest: Denver teachers extend their strike into 3rd day

Teachers carry placards as they walk a picket line outside South High School early Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike on Monday is the first for teachers in Colorado in 25 years after failed negotiations with the school district over base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Teachers wave placards during a strike rally on the west steps of the state Capitol, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Hung Huynh, left, a teacher at Castro Elementary, joins his colleagues during a strike rally on the west steps of the state Capitol, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Angela Jenners, center, a teacher at Bear Valley International School, leads fellow picketers in a chant during a strike rally in front of the state Capitol, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Denver teachers ride on the back of a vintage Denver Fire Department truck past a strike rally on the west steps of the State Capitol Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Students in a combined beginner and concert band class work on their music taught by Michelle Koyama, executive principle of Skinner and Lake Middle Schools, at the school during the first day of the Denver Public Schools teachers strike, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP)
East High School sophomores Waverly Reeves, center left, and Annika Shassetz, foreground right, march with teachers during a Denver Public Schools teachers strike on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. Some 2,100 educators did not report for work on Monday during Day 1 of the first DPS strike in 25 years. (AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via AP)
A teacher moves from table-to-table while teaching one of two combined sixth-grade classes in the gymnasium at Skinner Middle School during the first day of the Denver Public Schools teachers strike, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. More negotiations are set for Tuesday. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP)
Rebecca Hendricks, a teacher at Emily Griffith High School, waves a sign during a strike rally on the west steps of the State Capitol Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Teachers carry placards as they march along Speer Boulevard from West High School Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. Denver teachers went on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal with administrators on pay in the latest example of educator discontent, following a wave of walkouts over the last year. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
From left, Caitlin Weber, Abby Kloberdanz ad Chelsea Geier, all teachers at Bear Valley International School, wave placards during a strike rally on the west steps of the state Capitol, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Teachers chant in support during a strike rally on the west steps of the State Capitol Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Lori Gates, center, a 3rd grade teacher from Park Hill elementary school, shouts with other teachers during a strike rally on the west steps of the state Capitol on the first day of the Denver Public Schools Teacher's strike, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. More negotiations are set for Tuesday. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
Rob Gould, center left, a special education teacher and lead Denver Classroom Teachers Association negotiator, and Henry Roman, center right, president of the teachers union, speak to teachers during a strike rally on the west steps of the State Capitol Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Teachers wave placards during a strike rally on the west steps of the State Capitol Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Ron Ruggiero, president of the Service Employees International Union Local 105, speaks to striking Denver teachers during a strike rally on the west steps of the State Capitol Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Teachers carry placards as they march along Speer Boulevard from West High School Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. Denver teachers went on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal with administrators on pay in the latest example of educator discontent, following a wave of walkouts over the last year. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Teachers carry placards as they march along Speer Boulevard from West High School Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Michelle Koyama, executive principle of Skinner and Lake Middle Schools, teaches a mix of the beginner and concert bands at the school during the first day of the Denver Public Schools teachers strike, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP)
Michelle Koyama, executive principle of Skinner and Lake Middle Schools, teaches a mix of the beginner and concert bands at the school during the first day of the Denver Public Schools teachers strike, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP)

DENVER — The Latest on the Denver teachers strike (all times local):

11 p.m.

Denver teachers are set to extend their strike into a third day after negotiations with district leaders ended Tuesday night without a deal.

Tuesday's talks came a day after more than half of the city's teachers walked off the job amid a pay dispute. The negotiations, which are set to resume Wednesday, began with discussions over changing Denver's pay system to more closely resemble those in other districts that make it easier for teachers to advance in pay based on experience, education and training.

The two sides also disagree on pay increases and bonuses for teachers in high-poverty schools and other schools the district prioritizes. Teachers want lower bonuses to free up money for better overall salaries.

The teachers' union and district leaders alternated meeting publicly and then took time to discuss proposals in private.

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3:30 p.m.

Denver teachers and district leaders are negotiating to try end a strike over pay with the help of a federal mediator.

Tuesday's talks come a day after over half of the city's teachers walked off the job. The negotiations began with discussions over changing Denver's pay system to more closely resemble those in other districts which more easily allow teachers to advance in pay based on experience, education and training. Both sides alternated meeting publicly and then taking time to discuss proposals in private.

The talks are scheduled to last into the evening.

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10:55 a.m.

Denver school leaders and teachers are back at the bargaining table as they try to end a strike over pay that has entered its second day.

Negotiations got under way Tuesday with the help of a federal mediator for the first time since talks broke down over the weekend.

The negotiating room at Denver's main library was packed with teachers wearing red. They broke out into chants from the picket lines as school district administrators entered to start the contract discussions with union leaders.

Teachers planned a march and rally downtown later in the day near the site of the talks.

The two sides in Denver disagree on pay increases and bonuses for teachers in high-poverty schools and other schools the district prioritizes.

Teachers want lower bonuses to free up money for better overall salaries.

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8:20 a.m.

Denver teachers are back on the picket lines as union and school officials resume negotiations try to end a teacher strike over pay.

Talks are scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the first time since talks broke down over the weekend.

The strike started Monday and all schools were open Tuesday. They are staffed by administrators, substitutes and teachers not participating in the strike.

The school district says preliminary reports show 58 percent of teachers stayed out of district-run schools on Tuesday, slightly more than on the first day of the strike Monday.

There are 71,000 students in district-run schools.

Another 21,000 are enrolled in charter schools unaffected by the strike.

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11:10 p.m.

Denver school leaders and teachers are set to resume negotiations to end a strike over pay.

Negotiations planned for Tuesday come amid a swell of educator activism that has affected at least half a dozen states over the past year.

The strike affecting about 71,000 Denver students started Monday after a round of last-minute talks broke down over the weekend.

It comes about a year after West Virginia teachers launched the national "Red4Ed" movement with a nine-day strike in which they won 5 percent pay raises. Los Angeles teachers went on strike last month.

The two sides in Denver disagree on pay increases and bonuses for teachers in high-poverty schools and other schools the district prioritizes. Teachers want lower bonuses to free up money for better overall salaries.

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