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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November 14, 2006
There is no shortage of higher education issues on Congress's agenda, chief among them renewal of the Higher Education Act, the law that governs most federal student aid and other college programs, and the possible extension of several higher education tax breaks. But as lawmakers get back to business this week for what little remains of the 109th Congress, it seems increasingly likely that they will do as little as possible, focusing almost exclusively on the spending bills needed to keep the federal government operating.
November 10, 2006
Unveiling data showing that athletes are getting more degrees, NCAA chief takes college sports' critics to task for ignoring the facts.
November 9, 2006
Change comes a week after faculty panel found that administrator "lifted" material in strategic plan.
November 9, 2006
Election may influence whether officials focus rule making on new grant programs, or push policies on accreditation or student records.
November 8, 2006
Democrats expected to push hard for more aid for students -- but unlikely to ease up on higher education accountability.
November 7, 2006
UAW's failed effort to represent 6,000 California researchers shows promise and pitfalls of organizing a unique higher ed population.
November 2, 2006
In final rules for new grant aid, requests for modifications are repeatedly met with the phrase "Changes: None"

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