Posts By: Chad Blair

City High Theatre Presents: Star Wars

A short time from now, in a newly renovated building not too far from here…The City High School Theatre, under the direction of Tom Moore, will present an original adaptation the George Lucas classic STAR WARS with three shows May 18-19. The shows will take place at City Center for Collaborative Learning/ CHS Theater, 37 E. Pennington… Read more »

Eighth Grade Portfolio Exhibition

On Wednesday, May 9th, all eighth-grade students will be presenting their portfolio in an hour-long gateway presentation in front of their advisor, family, and fellow students.  This presentation culminates a year’s worth of reflection and reflective writing using the seven Habits of Heart and Mind. Paulo Freire Freedom School students demonstrate their learning of both… Read more »

School re-opening Friday, May 4th.

Both Paulo Freire Freedom Schools will be re-opening on Friday, May 4th.  We will be able to finish the final three weeks of the school year on time without any additional days added on.  Eighth-grade portfolio and graduation will continue on their scheduled days. Schools will be closed on Thursday, May 3rd for the teacher-led… Read more »

Walkout Continues: PFFS Closed on Wednesday, May 2nd

Dear Students and Parents, Based on the responses from our teachers on the continuation of the walkout, we need to extend the school closure to Wednesday, 5/2. We appreciate your patience during this time. We are hopeful we will have some resolution to the situation shortly. We will send out an update tomorrow midday regarding school on Thursday. In response… Read more »

#RedForEd Updates From Our Executive Director

Carrie Brennan, the Executive Director for CITY Center for Collaborative Learning, writes about how public charter schools are participating in the statewide teacher walkout and how the CITY Center for Collaborative Board of Directors passed a resolution in support of the #RedforeEd movement.  Read about it here.

Important Information About the Possible Arizona Teacher Walkout on Thursday, April 26th

There is a teacher walkout scheduled for Thursday, April 26th.  The teacher walkout is designed to bring attention to the dire issues of teacher salaries and Arizona educational funding.  78% of teacher votes statewide were in favor of the walkout. When the walkout happens on Thursday, the three CITY Center for Collaborative Learning schools will… Read more »

Evening Film Screening at Las Milpitas

Take advantage of these cool evenings by attending a free film screening at the beautiful Las Milpitas community garden.  CITY Center for Collaborative Learning, The Community Food Bank, The Loft Cinema, and more community partners are hosting a screening of “The Hand That Feeds,” an award-winning documentary about food and social justice.  The screening is… Read more »

Summer Arts Camp at PFFSU

At the Studio, in collaboration with Funhouse Movement Theater, is hosting an art camp for kids this summer at Paulo Freire Freedom School – University.  Open to students between 6 and 14 years old, kids will have the chance to explore dance, art, creative writing, and more.  Two two-week sessions are offered, each with a… Read more »

Special Student Schedule Friday, 4/13

Due to students publicly sharing their learning at the Pennington Street Showcase, both Paulo Freire Freedom School campuses will have a special schedule on Friday, April 13th. The school day will be from 12-7 pm that day.  Students are to arrive at their usual campus by noon.  All students will be participating in the showcase… Read more »