Tafshier Cosby

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Tafshier Cosby is a proud Newark resident and billing supervisor for an international security company. She is also a family and community organizer for the New Jersey Black Alliance for Educational Options and chairwoman of the Parent Partnership Team at Newark Collegiate Academy, part of the KIPPNJ network.

Tafshier is a graduate of the YouCAN program at 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now.

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017

I’m a Parent Fighting for My Children to Succeed

A parent first. That’s who I am, how I identify myself. My children are my pride, my joy and my…

By Tafshier Cosby

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

The Worst Thing About Being a Homeless Student Was the Hunger

Have you ever been so hungry that it caused you physical pain? I’m not talking the kind of hunger that sneaks up when you’ve realized…

By Lizzy Shoben

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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