Tanesha Peeples

Staff

Deputy Director of Outreach, Education Post

Chicago, Illinois

Tanesha Peeples is the Deputy Director of Outreach for Education Post. She was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, is a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) alumna and proud Englewoodian.

While as an undergraduate student at Northern Illinois University, Tanesha began to develop a passion for and understand the importance of public service. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration, she returned to Chicago with a new perspective on community, politics and civic engagement.

Tanesha then attended and graduated from DePaul University with a masters degree in Public Service Management and Urban Planning and Development.

Throughout her professional career, Tanesha has used her education, passion and experience to navigate a number of non-profit, political and independent ventures to advance her mission to educate and empower marginalized populations. Prior to joining Education Post, she managed her own consulting firm specializing in community relations.

Tanesha’s vision is one where everyone—regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender or zip code—can have access to a comfortable quality of life and enjoy the freedoms and liberties promised to all Americans.

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Posted Nov. 17, 2017

Why Are We Complaining About Common Funding a Charter School? It’s a Good Thing

Last week, the Chicago Sun-Times released an article announcing that Chicago native, rapper and actor, Common, was financially backing an…

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Posted Nov. 15, 2017

Public Education Is Shortchanging Students and Families in Favor of Politics

When I look at school districts around the country, I see public education becoming more about politics and less about…

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

It’s Not Just Hollywood, It’s Time to Sound the Alarm on Sexual Harassment in Our Schools

This is a guest post submitted by an author who prefers to remain anonymous due to the nature of the…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Oct. 19, 2017

I’m 100% Here for a Parent’s Bill of Rights

In the world of public education that has now turned into a political arena for unions, school boards, state capitols,…

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Posted Oct. 11, 2017

I’m Not From Nashville But I Can Tell Their Black and Brown Kids Are Getting Cheated Out of Good Schools

“You’re from Chicago—you can’t tell us anything about Nashville!” This is what I’m expecting to hear from the anti-reform people…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Sep. 22, 2017

I’m Tired and Pissed Off About Our Sorry Education System But I’m Still Fighting

I always thought I was super smart. Until I got to college. Even though I lived in Englewood, one of…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Sep. 21, 2017

Fancy Education Luncheons Aren’t Going to Fix the Schools in My Neighborhood

The other day I had the honor of attending a luncheon and panel discussion about our failure to provide equitable…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Sep. 12, 2017

All the Black Kids Are Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

I attended a predominantly Latino grammar school. We were all friends for the most part—the Black students, Mexican students and…

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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?

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By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

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