For the Middle Grades (6-8)
Paulo Freire Freedom School – University is located in Tucson, Arizona near the University of Arizona. Since our opening in 2005 we have provided PFFS students with a powerful, engaging curriculum, used research based, best teaching practices, attended to the needs of the whole child, and connected learning to our larger community. Our school is a demonstration site/lab school within CITY Center for Collaborative Learning. PFFS-University is housed at the historic, former YWCA building on 300 East University Blvd – home to a progressive community of organizations that promote the arts, education and the environment. For a complete list of tenants see ‘The Historic Y. We use our central location, midway between UA and downtown Tucson, to create place-based learning experiences away from the building that deepen PFFS-University students’ understanding of our problem-based, project-based curriculum.
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.
May 8, 2018
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 »
April 20, 2018
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 »
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October 1 - October 5