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 and USA Today, among other publications. 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 in Bethesda, Md.

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June 26, 2006
Tensions are running high among members of the federal commission on higher education, inflamed by a preliminary draft report that some college officials on the panel described as "nasty" and by continuing conflict over whether the commission's staff is playing too central a role.
June 23, 2006
Concorde Career Colleges is latest publicly traded for-profit chain taken over by private investors.
June 23, 2006
NCAA plans new system for collecting and reporting athletics revenues and expenses -- though with limited public disclosure.
June 23, 2006
The U.S. House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee announced plans Thursday to hold hearings on a range of immigration issues, including possible legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at colleges and universities if their states offer the same benefit to residents of all other states. Rep. Howard P.
June 23, 2006
Mary Cullinan, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Tex., has been named president of Southern Oregon University.Larry V.
June 22, 2006
Community college graduation rates are low -- in some cases abysmally so. And as the push grows to hold colleges accountable for their students’ academic success, some leaders of two-year institutions have expressed concern that the low completion rates could make the colleges appear ineffective.But a study released Wednesday by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics offers some evidence to back up the argument of some community college officials that the institutions do pretty well with those who actually want to earn a degree.
June 21, 2006
The U.S. Education Department has rejected a petition from a coalition of student groups, lenders and others that asked the department to consider rewriting its regulations for repaying student loans. Department officials said that while they were concerned about the debt burden faced by many students, they did not consider it appropriate to begin a formal process for reviewing their rules now.
June 20, 2006
Medical college association calls for a 30% increase in enrollments, to be achieved at existing schools and new ones.
June 19, 2006
Colleges fight New Jersey budget plan that would cut $300 million from higher education.
June 15, 2006
House panel backs full spending on Bush effort to double federal support for basic research in physical sciences.


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