For the Middle Grades (6-8)
Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown is located in Downtown Tucson at City High School. PFFS-Downtown opened in 2014 as a full-immersion STEM middle school (see Arizona STEM Network’s STEM Immersion Guide) and the vanguard demonstration site/lab school of CITY Center for Collaborative Learning. STEM education means many things to many people. STEM education at PFFS-Downtown is about empowering students to tackle the real world challenges faced by the larger community. Our students are practiced problem solvers who think creatively and analytically; who propose solutions both in the classroom and the community. By embedding our STEM curriculum in real world societal challenges we mold engaged citizens who are committed to the collective good.
April 25, 2018
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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.
November 19, 2018
The Pennington Street Showcase Arts and Culture edition is happening on Thursday, Dec. 13th from 5-7 pm at 37 E. Pennington downtown. All families are invited to attend. The Pennington Street Showcase will feature a fashion runway show narrated in Spanish, a jazz club featuring musician stories from the segregated South in the 1940’s and 1950’s,... Read more »
October 9, 2018
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 »
December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm