Nora Gordon is a Professor at Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research focuses on American education policy and especially the current and historical federal role in elementary and secondary education. She has studied Title I, state school finance reforms, the causes and consequences of school desegregation, and school district consolidation. Current projects focus on the use of general versus categorical funds in state school finance schemes, and how states trade off between spending on Medicaid and education.
Professor Gordon testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions as well as the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). She recently served on the Institute of Education Sciences Expert Panel on the Study of the Title I Formula and on the District of Columbia State Title I Committee of Practitioners.
Professor Gordon received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2002. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation for Education Research, and the American Educational Research Association.