Nora Gordon is a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute. She is also an associate professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research focuses on American education policy and 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.
Gordon has testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and before the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. 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.
Gordon received her PhD in economics from Harvard University. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation for Education Research, and the American Educational Research Association.