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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March 15, 2007
This is one of the busiest times of year on Capitol Hill, as Congress dives headlong into the coming year's federal budget along with all of its usual legislating (and politicking). And Sara Martinez Tucker probably couldn't be happier about that.
March 13, 2007
Education Department proposes toughened enforcement of colleges' relationships with loan providers.
March 13, 2007
Inside Higher Ed's 2nd annual look at how colleges would fare in the NCAA tournament if graduation rates ruled.
March 12, 2007
The e-mail message last month from the president of Embark, a company whose software colleges use to process online applications from students, promised big changes for its customers. The company's management team, said Adam Park, had, "with the help of outside funding," bought Embark from the Princeton Review, its owner since 2001.
March 9, 2007
Both houses of Congress gear up activity this week, aiming to pass sweeping college bill in 2007.
March 9, 2007
Education Department alters plan to expand data collection, saying student learning outcomes are not a federal concern.
March 8, 2007
Senators and scientists consider ways to shift more funds to peer review and away from formulas.
March 7, 2007
As most of American higher education has over time abandoned the idea that the best way to ensure access to college is by keeping tuitions low, California has clung to the principle as it was laid out in the state's 1960 master plan for higher education. To this day, students at its community colleges pay by far the country's lowest "fees" (a phrase the state uses in lieu of tuition).
March 6, 2007
Though charged with institutions' fiscal health, even board members lack information about where the money goes, survey finds. 
March 5, 2007
U. of Nebraska Foundation's ownership of Nelnet stock at time of 'school as lender' deal raises eyebrows.


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