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David Knight

David Knight

David graduated from Dartmouth College in 2010 with a degree in history. During that time, he was actively involved in a wide range of social issues focused initiatives and was particularly committed to youth development and community-building efforts locally and internationally.

Upon graduating, David moved to the San Francisco Bay area where he received a master's degree in education from Stanford University. He also obtained his middle and high school teaching credentials, and taught English and history at a charter school in San Francisco. David is passionate about creating equitable, accessible and empowering classrooms and schools for kids and their families, a passion which he developed while mentoring and teaching youth in the United States and South Africa. Recently, he has also developed an interest in better understanding the broader relationship between family, school and community.

At CDF David is an intern in the Education Policy Team, focusing on accountability and equity in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization and the implications for underserved youth populations. Specifically, he has done more extensive research on funding equity, the impact of race and ethnicity in exclusionary school discipline policies and practices, and teacher quality and effectiveness. This coming fall, David will be pursuing a master's in education degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a concentration in prevention science and practice.