Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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February 5, 2009
President Obama on Wednesday nominated Russlynn Ali as assistant secretary of education for civil rights. Ali is vice president of Education Trust and executive director of Education Trust-West, and has previously held positions at the Children's Defense Fund and with the Los Angeles public school system. Most of her work has focused on the ways that disadvantaged children -- many of them from minority groups -- receive poor elementary and secondary school educations.
February 5, 2009
Plan before Board of Regents today is projected to significantly cut Asian admissions. Who would gain the most? Not black and Latino applicants.
February 5, 2009
While a larger share of students are earning high scores, minority groups lag. Some states see progress on closing gap for Latinos, little movement is seen for blacks.
February 4, 2009
Many colleges hurt by endowment losses have made it a point to say that revised budget plans won't change student financial assistance. Middlebury went another route -- and others may follow.
February 4, 2009
Baldwin-Wallace College, in Ohio, is starting an undergraduate major in sustainability.Montclair State University, in New Jersey, is starting a Ph.D.
February 4, 2009
As the Senate continued debate over its version of the economic stimulus package, college leaders grew increasingly concerned about the prospect that billions of dollars in financial aid for students could be stripped from the legislation.
February 3, 2009
West Virginia University on Monday announced that a review of its degrees awarded found discrepancies suggesting that up to 261 undergraduate degrees and 27 in the executive M.B.A. program may have been inappropriately awarded. The university does not plan to rescind the degrees, however, noting that the investigations did not conclusively find that the degrees were not earned -- only problems with record-keeping that could mean that.
February 3, 2009
Law school officials reveal to sociologists how U.S. News influences their decision making -- not necessarily for the better.
February 3, 2009
What if everything you learned about fighting plagiarism was doomed to failure? Computer software, threats on the syllabus, pledges of zero tolerance, honor codes -- what if all the popular strategies don't much matter? And what if all of that anger you feel -- as you catch students clearly submitting work they didn't write -- is clouding your judgment and making it more difficult to promote academic integrity?
February 2, 2009
Many educators worry that the ability of the United States to produce enough scientists will fall short unless a more diverse group of students are recruited to science study -- and thrive. Despite the odds, some black females do succeed in science. Swimming Against the Tide: African American Girls and Science Education (Temple University Press) looks at why some students succeed, and the roadblocks they face along the way. The book is based on a combination of statistics, surveys and interviews.

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