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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October 2, 2006
By requiring student contribution, Oregon aims to expand college grants for low-income students without alienating middle class.
September 29, 2006
Public institutions see 11% decline in freshmen over all, but New Orleans campuses face much sharper dips.
September 29, 2006
EEOC lawsuit says college company favored enrollment officers with Mormon backgrounds over others.
September 28, 2006
National advocacy group asks U.S. trade panel to examine Loan to Learn's advertising practices .
September 27, 2006
College leaders generally like what they hear in Spellings speech -- and not just because it is short on detailed proposals.
September 26, 2006
Secretary favors student database and grants to colleges that measure learning, but calls discussion of Pell expansion premature.
September 25, 2006
There is no contest: By far, college officials' favorite element of the final report of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education is its clarion call for a major expansion of need-based financial aid, specifically in the form of a huge influx of funds into the federal Pell Grant Program.
September 25, 2006
Education Dept. tweaks rules for prep program, but critics say they would turn some poor students into guinea pigs for others.
September 22, 2006
As Spellings speech approaches, 6 college groups acknowledge higher ed's "challenges" and embrace need for change.

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