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.

She blogs at Yo Philly Ed.

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Posted Nov. 8, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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 Feb. 14, 2017
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In the Fall of 1978, I Got on a Bus From My White Neighborhood and Learned That Separate Is Not Equal

When it came time to get on the bus, some of my friends didn’t go with me. Their parents pulled them out of public school that year. Too disruptive, they said. Maybe too violent, they worried silently.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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These 5 Chicago Families Are Taking Illinois to Court and All I Can Say Is It’s About Time

Frustrated by decades of unfair funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), five families and CPS sued the state for racial discrimination. According to the suit,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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Just Listen to How People Talk About Their Favorite Teacher and You’ll See Why I #LoveTeaching

The following is an excerpt from Tom Rademacher’s book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. The book…

By Tom Rademacher

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