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Safe To Return to In-Person Learning

You may read CITY Center for Collaborative Learning’s Safe to Return Document online here.

Students Demonstrate Their Learning At Our Annual Pennington Street Showcase

You are invited to join us for our annual Pennington Street Showcase on Thursday, March 24th, from 5-7 pm at 37 E. Pennington in beautiful downtown Tucson. This community event is public demonstration of students’ project-based learning. Students from Paulo Freire Freedom School -Downtown, Paulo Freire Freedom School -University, and City High School will present […]

Public Notice of Educational Rights of Homeless Children and Youth

Public notice of educational rights for homeless children and youth Services to the Homeless Population Children who are determined homeless are provided with certain rights in schools that ensure an equal opportunity for education. The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence (A); and (B) includes—(i) […]

CCCL Spring Symposium: Two Days of Professional Learning for Southern Arizona Educators

The Spring Symposium is a two day event where teachers are invited to come together, share their experiences, and learn in community.  This year, we will be hosting two days worth of high quality, interactive, and community-building professional development. Day One Designing Projects that Transform Learning Thursday, Feb. 24th from 9 – 3 pm A […]

CCCL Substitute Application

Our three CITY Center for Collaborative Learning schools are accepting applications for substitute teaching. We are looking for smart, caring, patient, collaborative people to add their talents to our learning community. We pay our subs $25 per hour or $175 for a full day. A valid IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card is required to be added […]

CITY Center COVID Dashboard

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 […]

City High School Students Tending the Garden

Open Enrollment for 2022-23

It’s open enrollment at all 3 of our schools. Applications close February 1st, 2022. 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 2/1/22) 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 […]