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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July 6, 2006
1992 graduates had reasonable loan burden and found repayment manageable, U.S. study finds. The picture's a bit different today.
July 6, 2006
List of questionable high schools expands to 25, and some highly visible sports prep schools remain under scrutiny.
July 5, 2006
IRS ruling suggests broader ability of colleges to lease dorm rooms to visitors without paying taxes on the revenue.
July 5, 2006
The Education Department has proposed shifting the emphasis of the Upward Bound Program, which helps prepare disadvantaged students for college, to place even more an emphasis on those most likely not to go to college: students from low-income families, students who would be the first in their families to enroll, and those with the "greatest academic need." The change would aim to focus the program's funds on students at "high academic risk for failure," defined as t
June 29, 2006
The Bush administration today published interim rules in the Federal Register that are expected to encourage states to limit the number of welfare recipients in college programs, in some cases below current levels.
June 29, 2006
University officials question Oracle chief's decision to abandon $115 million pledge and blame on Summers's departure.
June 28, 2006
As educators and others digest higher ed panel's draft report, they see posturing -- and react with some of their own.
June 27, 2006
U.S. commission's preliminary report says higher education's glory days may be over without "substantial" changes.
June 26, 2006
Tensions are running high among members of the federal commission on higher education, inflamed by a preliminary draft report that some college officials on the panel described as "nasty" and by continuing conflict over whether the commission's staff is playing too central a role.

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