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.
December 3, 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 »
November 5, 2018
PFFSU has teamed up with the Pima County Community Prevention Coalition to schedule an evening of free food and parenting education around the challenging topic of how to talk to your child about drugs and alcohol. At PFFSU on Tuesday, Nov. 13th, from 5:00 – 7:00, we will provide free pizza, salad, and drinks to... Read more »
December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm