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Nora Gordon is Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Her research interests center around the economics of education, including fiscal federalism, desegregation and political economy. She has studied the causes and consequences of school desegregation, intergovernmental grants, school district consolidation, and the current and historical federal role in elementary and secondary education. Professor Gordon is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Education Research. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation for Education Research, the American Educational Research Association, and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Previously, she was Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego from 2002 to 2010.

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Protecting and Promoting the Use of Evidence in the Regulatory Process

The regulatory process provides a unique opportunity for researchers and the public at large to engage with policy. We should take advantage of it, in any administration.

What You Need to Know about ED’s Proposed Rule on Title I Supplement-Not-Supplant

Requiring that districts move closer to equal spending across schools may simply shift high-cost but less effective resources to students in need.

How ED’s Proposed Supplement not Supplant Regulations Could Backfire on Equity

If these rules are put into place, districts will face several incentives at odds with helping disadvantaged students.

The Best Part of NCLB Reauthorization You’ve Never Heard Of

The larger legacy of the Every Child Achieves Act may well be how it cleans up supplement not supplant, a little discussed and often misunderstood fiscal rule

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