Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Scott Jaschik, he leads the site's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, the Nieman Foundation Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives with his wife, Sandy, and their two children in Bethesda, Md.

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March 9, 2007
Both houses of Congress gear up activity this week, aiming to pass sweeping college bill in 2007.
March 9, 2007
Education Department alters plan to expand data collection, saying student learning outcomes are not a federal concern.
March 8, 2007
Senators and scientists consider ways to shift more funds to peer review and away from formulas.
March 7, 2007
As most of American higher education has over time abandoned the idea that the best way to ensure access to college is by keeping tuitions low, California has clung to the principle as it was laid out in the state's 1960 master plan for higher education. To this day, students at its community colleges pay by far the country's lowest "fees" (a phrase the state uses in lieu of tuition).
March 6, 2007
Though charged with institutions' fiscal health, even board members lack information about where the money goes, survey finds. 
March 5, 2007
U. of Nebraska Foundation's ownership of Nelnet stock at time of 'school as lender' deal raises eyebrows.
March 1, 2007
Music industry's new tack on illegal file sharing lets students settle before being sued -- but puts college officials in the middle.
March 1, 2007
House panel approves bill to bolster physical sciences research, after stripping provisions that bogged it down last year.
February 26, 2007
Whether U.S. should require accreditors to monitor colleges' transfer policies divides nonprofit and for-profit agencies.

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