Entity: Department of Education

News Roundup: DeVos, Mnuchin, Barr Testify in Congress

April 12, 2019
This week was packed with high-profile hearings on Capitol Hill, with some contentious results.

FOIA to ED for Communications with Paula White

April 11, 2019
FOIA to Ed for communications with President Trump’s "spiritual advisor" Paula White

Department of Education Resumes Reveal Pro-Charter School Bias

April 10, 2019
American Oversight has obtained Department of Education resumes that offer yet another example of how DeVos has prioritized charter schools and for-profit institutions over public education.

ED Communications about the Agency’s Audit of Navient

April 9, 2019
Department of Education Office of Inspector General communications between agency officials and Navient regarding the agency's audit of the loan servicer and Federal Student Aid.

ED Office of Civil Rights Data

April 9, 2019
Department of Education records relating to civil rights cases. These records were originally in excel format and demonstrate civil rights cases handled by ED's OCR from the start of the Obama Administration through June of 2018.

ED Records of Expenditures at Trump-Owned Properties

April 4, 2019
Department of Education records regarding agency expenditures at Trump-owned properties. American Oversight sought records from multiple agencies regarding both expenditures at Trump-owned properties and any guidance about making those expenditures.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Officials’ Calendars

April 1, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against several agencies seeking calendars following previous request for senior officials' calendars. Some of the requests are seeking calendars from mid-2018 and others' date back to the beginning of the administration.

No Records Response from ED Regarding Ballard Partners Communications

March 29, 2019
The Department of Education (ED) stated that the Office of the Inspector General had no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request for communications with the Trump-connected lobbying firm Ballard Partners.

FOIA to ED Seeking Records Regarding Relationship with Navient

March 28, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking records reflecting any common interest agreement between the Department of Education and loan servicer Navient. Navient Corporation has reportedly invoked “common interest privilege” to block disclosure of records in a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lawsuit.

FOIA to ED Seeking Records Regarding Response to Senator Warren’s Criticism of Navient

March 28, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking communications related to a report by Senator Warren that demonstrated failures in Navient Corporation’s student loan servicing practices. On the same day the report was issued, the Department of Education released a statement defending Navient Corporation.