Trump administration stymies release of salary, loan debt data from certain colleges, advocates say

Susan Goldman | Bloomberg | Getty Images File photo of an ITT Technical Institute campus in Anaheim, California. At a recent conference on financial aid, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that every school should help its students graduate with high-quality career prospects and little debt. Students should be equipped, she added, with information that allows them to be responsible consumers. “They need to have the best possible tools, data, advice and support,” DeVos said, at the Georgia World Congress Center in late November. Yet at another session at the same…

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University wipes out gender pay gap with salary hike

A UK university is giving its female professors a one-off salary hike to wipe out the gender pay gap with their male colleagues. The University of Essex is raising female professors’ pay, to bring their average salaries level with the men. It comes as UK pay data analysis by the Times Higher Education says full-time female academics are paid 11% less than men. Essex said the move was motivated by “impatience” for change over the issue. Vice-chancellor Anthony Forster said other steps dedicated to improving women’s promotion chances had failed…

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