Quibila Divine

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Education Activist

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Quibila is an education advocate who has worked tirelessly to ensure that all children are provided with equal access to a high-quality education.

She is a proud Philly resident who chose to purchase a home near her childhood residence in order to serve as a positive role model. She has over 20 years of experience educating students, enlightening families and empowering communities as the founder and president of her own nonprofit agency, The Educational Advocates Reaching Today’s Hardworking Students, Inc. (EARTHS), and as a member of the Citizen Group.

She is an advisor to Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Community Improvement Zone grantee, PARENT POWER (What Will You Do With Yours?) and she served as treasurer of Philadelphia’s League of Women Voters. She holds a bachelor’s from Drexel University and a master’s from Lincoln University, the country’s first historically Black, degree-granting university.

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Posted Nov. 8, 2016

Why We Should Be Thinking About America’s Poorest Students When We Head to the Polls Today

As we head to the polls to vote in our next president, education advocates, like me, are still wondering why neither…

By Quibila Divine

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Posted Oct. 24, 2016

The NAACP Sold Out to the Highest Bidder a Long Time Ago

This month the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ratified a resolution to place a national moratorium on public charter…

By Quibila Divine

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Posted Sep. 7, 2016

5 Things Every Educator, Advocate and Policymaker Should Focus on This School Year

All around the country, low-income children are consistently denied the quality of education needed to provide them with the skills…

By Quibila Divine

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Posted May 27, 2016

My Sister Led the Way for Me to Go to College

Though I am in the first generation of my family to go to college, it was my eldest sister who…

By Quibila Divine

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Posted May 17, 2017

You May Have Seen ‘Hamilton,’ But Not Like This

It was a cool Chicago evening in late April. I walked down the bleacher steps of the spacious new Back of the Yards College Preparatory…

By Lane Wright

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s What I Learned When I Sat Down for All the Standardized Tests My Students Take

Many people—not just students—cringe when they hear the word test because it triggers fear in some and anger in others. Educators know that tests are…

By Anthony Grisillo

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

You hear a lot these days—especially in the Trump era—about how broken, antiquated and just generally messed up public education is in our country. Just…

By Michael Vaughn

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