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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August 3, 2006
Changes in main U.S. career and technical education program largely reinforce trends already under way at community colleges.
August 2, 2006
Victories by moderates in the Kansas Republican primaries Tuesday suggest that a majority on the State Board of Education will soon oppose efforts to teach intelligent design as a theory deserving equal consideration with evolution, Reuters reported.
August 1, 2006
A junior at Oklahoma State University died in a fire in an off-campus house Sunday. The student, Kenneth Ray Egan, 21, did not live in the house, but was "a close friend of the residents and a frequent guest," the Stillwater Police Department said in a news release. Police officials said that they arrived at the house early Sunday morning to find Egan unconscious on a living room couch, and that their attempts to resuscitate him failed. The two residents of the house escaped and, according to the police department, did not know Egan was in the house.The U.S.
August 1, 2006
By now, it is widely accepted that curricular efforts to "engage" students -- to involve them deeply in the process of learning and in the actual material they study -- pays off. But as the number and proportion of underrepresented minority students and academically underprepared students of all races in college grows, educators and policy makers have lacked hard evidence that "engagement" practices work for those students, too.
August 1, 2006
Community college group says U.S. officials would improperly exclude students seeking certificates from new grant program.
July 31, 2006
Geographer held in alleged spying for Hezbollah is set free with no charges filed.
July 27, 2006
The game begins every February. The president unveils a budget plan that recommends killing a certain number of federal programs. Advocates for the programs raise bloody hell, promoting the programs' strengths and challenging the administration's arguments about the perceived weaknesses. And in almost every case, Congress backs the programs and gives them money to operate another year. Then the cycle starts anew the following February.
July 26, 2006
Kandi Deitemeyer, vice president for student services at Sandhills Community College, in North Carolina, has been appointed provost at Gateway Community & Technical College, in Kentucky.William J.
July 25, 2006
Lawmakers insist that federal study of colleges' policies on illegal music downloading examine practices on individual campuses.


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