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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June 20, 2007
The U.S. Senate education committee fleshed out its bipartisan package of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act Tuesday, calling for $17 billion in new funds for Pell Grant recipients and $18 billion in cuts to student loan providers over five years.
June 20, 2007
Christine Johnson was fired Tuesday as president of the Community College of Denver, following an audit that found "serious procedural concerns" at the college, The Rocky Mountain News reported. Among the concerns identified by the audit: that Johnson allegedly told the chief financial officer to misrepresent the cash the college had on hand, and that she allowed an instructor to create programs on the college's behalf in the United Arab Emirates.
June 19, 2007
Legislation would replace U.S. advisory panel on accreditation with alternative; lawmakers divided on extent of cuts to lenders.
June 18, 2007
Letter from lawmakers urges education secretary not to propose changes in U.S. rules governing accreditation.
June 15, 2007
At career college meeting, session on Spellings Commission aftermath has decidedly different (and more positive) cant.
June 14, 2007
As House panel backs $19 billion financial aid bill, Democrats and Republicans argue over who would most help needy students.
June 13, 2007
House legislation would benefit students, cost lenders billions, and punish colleges that raise their prices too much.
June 12, 2007
As campaign gears up, agency guides colleges and other nonprofits on avoiding inappropriate interaction with candidates and voters.
June 8, 2007
Spending bill passed by House panel would restrict Education Department from pursuing changes in federal accreditation rules.
June 7, 2007
The market for private student loans has exploded in recent years, fueled by the growing gap between the price of attending college and the availability of federal grant and subsidized loan funds. And the competition among student loan companies to provide those non-federal loans, occurring at a time of little or no federal regulation, created an environment in which some questionable (if not illegal) marketing practices flourished.


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