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Nora Gordon

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"I could not have advised students to the point of producing such high quality pieces myself. Students were motivated not only to polish their products but also to gain new skills."



Nora Gordon is Associate Professor at Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. Her research interests center around fiscal federalism in American education policy and especially the current and historical federal role. She also has studied the causes and consequences of school desegregation, state school finance reforms, and school district consolidation. Her current interests include school-based Medicaid billing for special education and the fiscal rules governing how school districts use state and federal categorical aid. Professor Gordon received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2002.

For Federalism and Education (PPOL626), students were tasked with translating technical research papers to reach a policy audience using data visualizations, a blog post, and an oral presentation.


School governance in New Orleans 10 years post-Katrina
This project assesses the state of New Orleans schools a decade after Hurricane Katrina.