Posts By: Chad Blair

Enrollment Tours

Both Paulo Freire campuses are hosting a series of enrollment tours for interested parents, students, and community members. Enrollment tours are a great way to see our schools, talk to the principal, and learn more about our engaging and rigorous curriculum. Please check our enrollment tour page for dates and times of upcoming tours. You… Read more »

Student-Led Conferences 10/24 and 10/25

Student-led Conferences will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24th and Friday, Oct. 25th. All students will be dismissed from school at noon on these two days. There will not be any AfterSchool. Student-led Conferences are a great way to empower students to reflect on their learning and share their academic, social, and emotional strengths and… Read more »

Intersession in Full Swing

Our fall Intersession is in full swing! Students are exploring all over Tucson and Southern Arizona. We have students eating at local restaurants, hiking in the Santa Rita Mountains, studying sacred spaces, creating Halloween costumes, fermenting foods, learning survival skills and much more. Staff have worked tirelessly to create these amazing learning opportunities for our… Read more »

Fall Intersession

Both Paulo Freire Schools are having their fall Intersession from Monday, September 30 – Friday, October 4th. During this week, students will be participating in an immersive learning experience of their choice. Most Intersessions will follow a regular school day schedule; however, there are some Intersession groups that will have overnight events or special schedules…. Read more »

Arizona Youth Climate Strike

Paulo Freire will be participating in a variety of ways on Friday, September 20th for the Arizona Youth Climate Strike. Eighth-grade students from PFFSU will be present on the U of A mall discussing climate issues with U of A students and faculty,. Other PFFSU students will be heading out onto 4th Ave. to protest… Read more »

Upcoming Noon Dismissals

Both Paulo Freire Freedom School campuses will have noon dismissals on both Friday September 27th and Friday October 4th. These half days are for staff planning and grading. There will not be any AfterSchool offered on days with a noon dismissal.

Family Counseling and Parent Discussion Group

Paulo Freire Freedom School will be hosting a series of family counseling and parent discussion groups this year. The events will be facilitated by CC White, a child and family therapist. CC works as a school counselor and has her own private practice. Her focus is on increasing positive communication and clear boundaries at home,… Read more »

Kelly Fryer appointed Interim Executive Director of City Center for Collaborative Learning

(Tucson, AZ) Kelly Fryer has been appointed Interim Executive Director of City Center for Collaborative Learning (CCCL) for the 2019-20 school year.  Jonathan Martin, CCCL Board of Directors chair, said, “We conducted an extremely thorough process and interviewed candidates from across the nation. Kelly has demonstrated accomplishments throughout her career that far exceed most non-profit… Read more »