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)

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 Aug. 10, 2017

This New Jersey Parent Summit Had Parents Fired Up and Ready to Go

Awesome…Uplifting…Informative…Amazing…Spectacular…Inspirational…Wonderful…Successful…these are just some of the words parents used to describe the New Jersey Parent Summit. Upon arrival, attendees received…

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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…

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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 July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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