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COVID-19 Documents and Resources

Student, Family, and Community Resources Procedure for a Student Positive COVID-19 Test or Student Exposure to Someone with Symptoms Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 at Home After Exposure or a Positive Test OSHA Guidance on Safe Workplaces CITY Center for Collaborative Learning Distance Learning Plan CITY Center for Collaborative Learning On Site Learning Plan CITY […]

A New Education: Our four-phase approach to safety, equity, health, wellness, and engaged learning

CITY Center Announces New School Leadership

It is with excitement that we announce the new administrative team for the three CITY Center for Collaborative Learning schools. Our new leaders are an extraordinary group of educators who are committed to the mission and vision of our schools and our organization and will also use their experience and wisdom to push our thinking […]

Open Enrollment for 2021-22

It’s open enrollment at all 3 of our schools. Applications close February 1st, 2021. The links below will take you to each schools’ enrollment form. City High SchoolPaulo Freire Freedom School – DowntownPaulo Freire Freedom School – University After the end of the Open Enrollment period (after 2/1/21) each school will conduct a lottery at […]

Fall Film Screening – Paper Tigers

CITY invites Tucson to join us at our downtown campus for a screening of Paper Tigers, a film that follows a year in the life of six students at an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to supporting students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty and […]

Teacher salary report, FY18-FY21

A message from the CITY board of directors and administrative leadership: In accordance with Arizona state requirements, we are again providing information on teacher salary levels and increases for CITY Center for Collaborative Learning, as reflected in the 2020-2021 proposed budget approved by the Board (the word board has this link https://cityccl.org/about/board/) on June 25, […]

PLC Summer Institute: A different notion of PLC

by Santo Nicotera It is with great excitement that we anticipate our upcoming SRI ‘Critical Friendship’ facilitator training here in Tucson, June 3-7. We call this annual training the PLC Summer Institute, however, this training experience for prospective facilitators of ‘professional learning communities’ and even our understanding of a PLC itself is very different from […]

Using a protocol to structure professional learning community time.

Elevate collaboration with the power of protocols

A protocol is a structure that creates space to have difficult conversations about root causes of problems. Everyone involved in teaching and learning is part of a complex relationship between variables we can control and circumstances beyond our influence. By talking about issues in ways that uncover root causes, name and validate feelings, and ensure that all involved completely understand the problem the team is facing, Professional Learning Communities can develop solutions that benefit their students.

Annual appeal letter: A request for support & an opportunity to give thanks

Our annual fundraising appeal letter is headed out in batches this month–and while we are asking for support, we are also sharing gratitude with our supporters. Another way we are giving thanks this November. November 16, 2018 Autumn has finally arrived in the Sonoran Desert. It has been an exciting school year thus far for […]