Posts By: Santo Nicotera

‘Edcamp Tucson’ on Saturday 9/10/16

Remember to tell your friends who are Tucson teachers, school leaders, and community partners and who are passionate about what they do and want to share ideas, questions, skills, and enthusiasm about teaching & learning with others… to join us for the third convening of Edcamp Tucson on Saturday, September 10! As part of the Edcamp philosophy, participants will… Read more »

Register Now for Edcamp Tucson – 9/10/16

Calling all Tucson teachers, school leaders, and community partners who are passionate about what they do and want to share ideas, questions, skills, and enthusiasm about teaching & learning with others… Join us for the third convening of Edcamp Tucson on Saturday, September 10! As part of the Edcamp philosophy, participants will construct the agenda together during… Read more »

PFFS Orientation and Registration – Next Week

This is a reminder that all PFFS parents are to participate in their school’s Registration Forum next week before the start of school.  Each school will be open from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for families to come and take care of a variety of business. PFFS-University’s ‘Registration Forum’ is scheduled for Monday, August 1st PFFS-Downtown’s ‘Registration Forum’… Read more »

CITY Center for Collaborative Learning Launches PD Center

From CITY Center’s  Executive Director – Carrie Brennan: “CITY Center for Collaborative Learning is launching a professional development center, headed up by Santo Nicotera, the co-founder of the Paulo Freire Freedom Schools. Nicotera brings decades of experience as a teacher, principal, and facilitator to the position. The center offers educators hands-on learning experiences that allow… Read more »

Mark Your Calendars Now: Edcamp Tucson 9/10/16

Calling all Tucson teachers, school leaders, and community partners who are passionate about what they do and want to share ideas, questions, skills, and enthusiasm about teaching & learning with others… Join us for the third convening of Edcamp Tucson on Saturday, September 10! As part of the Edcamp philosophy, participants will construct the agenda together during… Read more »

“The Soul Is Healed By Being With Children”

Surviving a Heart Attack On 4/15/16 I had a heart attack at Paulo Freire Freedom School – University, 30 minutes before dismissal on a Friday.  We made a decision to call 911 sooner than later so as not to create a huge disruption in the school day and I was able to get myself upstairs with the help… Read more »

EPI Board Meets to Approve Surrender of Charters

On Thursday (6/23/16) the Corporate Board of El Pueblo Integral – Teaching & Learning Collaborative met to officially approve the surrender of their charters with the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools to operate the Paulo Freire Freedom Schools at both the Pennington Street and University Blvd locations effective July 1, 2016. CITY Center for… Read more »

Pennington Street Block Party – Today at 4:00

It’s Happening Today! The  8th annual Pennington Street Block Party  Friday, April 15, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Block Party is a family-friendly event in the heart of Downtown Tucson hosted by City High School and Paulo Freire Freedom School celebrating what young people do to make our community a better place.  Come and enjoy … musical… Read more »

Today is ‘Advisory Service Day’

Today (April 8, 2016), students at PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University are taking part in a school-wide service day in which each advisory embarks on a unique service  experience.  The day is intended to build upon the success of past service days that PFFS-U has conducted with its advisories (see November 13, 2016 and April 24, 2015 for details on two previous… Read more »