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…

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Posted June 20, 2017

Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them Back

I was a special education teacher for six years in the resource and co-teaching setting. Though I could not be more proud to be an…

By Jemelleh Coes

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Posted June 14, 2017

I Always Hated Charter Schools. Until I Put My Kids on the Waitlist.

I have never been much of a proponent of charter schools. I am the proud product of traditional public education from kindergarten through 12th grade…

By Vivett Dukes

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Posted June 16, 2017

These Denver Principals Are Calling for an End to Suspensions of Young Students

In the world of education, few things are sadder or more ill-advised than suspending kids as young as 4 years old from school for behavioral…

By Sara Gips Goodall, Lindsey Lorehn, Jennifer Jackson, Jenni Reese, Alexa Mason, Alex Magaña

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