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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December 20, 2005
75% of Division I teams perform better under NCAA's reconfigured graduation statistic than under the federal rate.
December 19, 2005
Bills contain mostly bad tidings for colleges and students, especially on loans, but funds may surface for science grants and Katrina-damaged colleges.
December 16, 2005
Fewer than a third of college degree recipients are "proficient" in everyday literacy, U.S. study finds, and rate is falling.
December 14, 2005
Investors are buying traditional institutions -- but the hurdles, including "cultural risks," are many.
December 13, 2005
Has a legal challenge irrevocably 'judicialized' the process by which colleges assess their peers?
December 13, 2005
Enrollment and stock growth of for-profit companies slow, but analysts say industry is still attractive to investors.
December 12, 2005
It's far from clear, at this relatively early stage, whether the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education will go the legislative route to pursue whatever changes its members desire. But if the panel chooses to do so, it will almost certainly need the help of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the former U.S. education secretary and University of Tennessee president who heads the Senate's education subcommittee. 
December 9, 2005
Federal higher ed panel emphasizes colleges' high prices and urges greater accountability.
December 8, 2005
U.S. can seize benefits when borrower has been delinquent for a decade, Supreme Court rules.

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