Liz King
Director of Education Policy


  • Accountability
  • Achievement gap
  • Civil rights
  • Education reform
  • ESEA
  • Federal funding
  • Federal policy
  • Public opinion and advocacy
  • School finance and spending
  • Special education and learning disabilities

Liz King currently serves as a senior policy analyst and director of education policy for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations. In these roles she leads the organization’s policy work around educational equity for all students. Prior to her current role, King served as a senior policy associate for education at the Children’s Defense Fund. Before joining CDF, King was legislative assistant and legislative director for Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., where she was primarily responsible for education and health policy. She assisted in the drafting of key pieces of legislation, including the Student Bill of Rights Act and the Fiscal Fairness Act, which both sought to address education resource gaps confronting low-income students. King began her education career as a middle school teacher in South Philadelphia and is a middle school tutor in Washington, D.C. and Head Start classroom volunteer in Maryland. King holds a bachelor’s degree in government and religion from Wesleyan University and a master’s in elementary education from St. Joseph’s University.