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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April 27, 2007
As federal panel on accreditation deadlocks, U.S. official's late-night message to a member is seen as intimidation.
April 26, 2007
U.S. negotiating panel formally rejects proposal for new policy for accreditors, but for-profit college officials perceive victory.
April 25, 2007
On eve of House hearing, Education Department creates a special panel; financial aid group considers changes.
April 25, 2007
Members of U.S. panel negotiating changes to accreditation rules divided over learning outcomes and transfer of credit.
April 24, 2007
Attorneys general in Ill. and Mo. embrace N.Y. official's student loan inquiry, as peers elsewhere distance themselves.
April 23, 2007
Another attorney general gets into the game, and a federal rule making process collapses.
April 20, 2007
N.Y. attorney general announces plan to sue his first college in loan inquiry, and his target, Drexel U., vows to fight back.
April 19, 2007
Accusing U.S. officials of inadequate oversight, leading House lawmaker urges Education Department to adopt "emergency" reforms.
April 19, 2007
Education Dept. offers compromise on measuring learning outcomes, but colleges say plan would still "federalize" accreditation.
April 18, 2007
Spellings announces move in letter that defends Education Department oversight, drawing Congressional rebuke.

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