On October 17th, CITY Center for Collaborative Learning is having their 3rd Annual Fall Film Screening and will be showing CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. The film exposes and explores the lack of American female and minority software engineers. CODE highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed…. Read more »
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It’s never too early to be thinking about school for next year. The open enrollment period for the 2019-2020 school year begins on Oct. 1st and closes on Feb. 1st. In order to assist families in making informed decisions about their student’s middle school choice, we have regularly scheduled school tours where we can highlight… Read more »
The best way for PFFS to recruit new students for next year is through your positive word of mouth. If you know of any families with fifth grade students, or any who are considering a move from their current middle school, please reach out to them and invite them to attend an enrollment tour at… Read more »
City High School has a number of programs in place designed to support students as they consider all their postsecondary options. Please mark your calendars–we’ve got some great events coming up: FREE COLLEGE AND CAREER WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES City High School is partnering with the Metropolitan Education Commission’s Regional College Access Center, Pima Community College… Read more »
If you are passionate about helping children learn, come spend the morning with a group of positive, high energy Tucson educators from 8:30 – 12:30 on Saturday, September, 8th downtown at 37 E. Pennington St. Edcamp Tucson is a peer-led, participant-driven professional learning opportunity for anyone who cares about education. We start by creating the… Read more »
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As per our tradition, both PFFS staffs gathered together for 2 days of community, learning and co-planning. This year the retreat was held on Mount Lemmon and our focus was on the habits of ‘Care’ and ‘Action’. At Paulo Freire, we believe it is important to attend to the health and well-being of the whole child… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Open enrollment has begun at City High School. All Paulo Freire Freedom School graduates have preferred enrollment into City High, but they must complete an enrollment form before February 1st, 2018. The City High School enrollment form is quick and easy to complete. Click here to learn more about visiting City High.