Marguerite Roza

Director, Edunomics Lab, Georgetown University

Marguerite Roza, PhD, is Research Professor at Georgetown University and Director of the Edunomics Lab, a research center focused on exploring and modeling education finance policy and practice. She leads the McCourt School of Public Policy's Certificate in Education Finance, which equips participants with practical skills in strategic fiscal management, policy analysis, and leadership. Dr. Roza is author of the highly regarded education finance book, Educational Economics: Where Do School Funds Go? She earned a PhD in Education from the University of Washington and a BS from Duke University, and studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Amsterdam. Dr. Roza served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy teaching thermodynamics at the Naval Nuclear Power School.

How Public Universities Close Budget Gaps Matters For States

Cuts to state support for higher education have prompted some universities to raise tuition, admit more out-of-state students, and increase enrollment to close budget gaps. This analysis compares these three strategies in terms of the relative...

"The Phantom Menace": How state finance policies that protect districts from declining or low enrollments drive up spending and inhibit adaptation

This working paper examines how state finance policies that protect districts from declining or low enrollments drive up spending and...

Q&A on the Chicago Teachers Contract Math

This Rapid Response brief examines the real numbers on the Chicago teachers contract costs.

Chicago Teacher Salaries in the Regional Chicago Context

This Rapid Response brief looks at how Chicago teacher salaries compare in regional and national contexts.

The Sheepskin Effect and Student Achievement: De-emphasizing the Role of Master's Degrees in Teacher Compensation

This Center for American Progress brief dissects the nation’s sizeable investment in master’s bumps as a means of highlighting policy obstacles to a more smartly...

Jun 26 2012

This guest blog by Marguerite Roza was published by Education Next.

Feb 7 2012

By Marguerite Roza and Paul Hill

Jun 16 2011

Seattle, WA - Hybrid schools and individualized instruction can help bridge the achievement gap, according to Rocketship Education Founder John Danner and Khan Academy President Shantanu Sinha.

Dec 9 2010

Seattle, WA - School districts should consider restructuring the way they supply benefits for teachers, according to a new fiscal analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

Aug 18 2010

Seattle, WA - Despite the fact that Washington's Legislature and Governor last session passed a law (House Bill 2621) intending to accelerate the teaching and learning of math and science, the system is hardwired to do the opposite.