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National Forum Speaker

David S. Beard

Senior Associate, The Pew Charitable Trusts, District of Columbia

David Scott Beard is the senior associate for state policy with Pre-K Now, a campaign of the Pew Center on the States. He engages with both state advocates and policymakers to develop legislative strategies intended to increase pre-K quality and access across the country. Prior to joining Pew, David served as the director of Policy and Practice at the Council for Children and Families, a Washington agency tasked with supporting families and preventing child abuse and neglect. David also previously worked as a legislative aide to Washington State Rep. Ruth Kagi, chair of the House Early Learning and Children's Services Committee. David received his Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Washington.

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