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 with his family in Bethesda, Md.

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July 29, 2008
2 lenders that had said they would offer student loans this fall change their plans, citing continued disruption in the credit markets.
July 23, 2008
Survey of financial aid officers finds moderate concern about loan availability and continued prevalence of college lender lists.
July 23, 2008
Margaret Spellings gives partial relief to accreditor of liberal arts programs, allowing it to approve new colleges but extending its recognition for 3 (not 5) years, citing lingering concerns.
July 22, 2008
Institutional researchers, champions of data-driven assessment, seek to balance interests of policy makers who often want facile, external measures -- and faculty who sometimes want none.
July 21, 2008
Education secretary's final higher ed summit finds general consensus on problems, but less on how to fix them -- and who should take charge.
July 18, 2008
At Education Department's farewell summit, U.S. plan to restructure financial aid system earns cautious (and rare) praise from college leaders.
July 17, 2008
Stymied in its efforts to alter federal laws and regulations to make it easier for students to transfer academic credits from one institution to another, the U.S. Education Department plans an "emergency" survey of federal Pell Grant recipients that seems designed to build a case that changes are necessary. The request has agitated some higher education officials, who questioned both the premise and the purpose of the department's information expedition.

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