Entity: Department of Education

Betsy DeVos Wants to Give a Free Pass to the Student Loan Company That Ripped Off 78,000 Servicemembers

June 18, 2019
Last week, the Department of Education’s student lending arm radically changed the landscape of a planned billion-dollar contract in a move that tips the scales for Navient, one of the nation's largest student loan servicers.
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FOIA to Education Seeking Records Related to Changes to Protection Disclosure Requirements to Benefit Navient

June 17, 2019
FOIA to Education seeking communications and other records related to the decision to change the consumer protection disclosure requirements from disclosing legal proceedings in the from the last 7 years to the last 5 years. The decision was likely made to benefit student loan servicer Navient, which settled a case 5 years and one month ago.

News Roundup: The Trump Administration and the Hatch Act

June 14, 2019
Like many norms in the Trump era, the prohibition on federal employees engaging in political activity while at work has been routinely tested by this administration.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway

FOIA to Education Department Regarding Project Blitz Communications

June 13, 2019
FOIA to Education seeking records to shed light on whether and to what extent Project Blitz advocates are influencing Education policy. Project Blitz is a coordinated state legislative effort aimed to advance Christian messaging in public schools and promote 'religious freedom' at the expense of LGBTQ+ and women’s rights.

FOIA to ED Seeking Communications Between Agency Lawyers and the White House Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 11, 2019
FOIA to ED seeking communications between agency lawyers and the White House in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist congressional oversight.

FOIA to ED Seeking Communications Between the Agency and the White House Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 11, 2019
FOIA to ED seeking communications between the agency and the White House regarding congressional oversight in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist oversight.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Guidance Regarding Congressional Oversight Requests and Subpoenas

June 10, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking guidance from the White House or agency leadership regarding the agency's responses to congressional oversight requests and subpoenas.

News Roundup: Elaine Chao’s Stocks, Trump’s Handwritten Notes, and the Administration’s Communications with the NRA

May 31, 2019
Elijah Cummings has accused the administration of blocking a congressional investigation of the Education Department’s attempts to replace its internal watchdog.

FOIA to Education Seeking Documents Bearing Handwritten Annotations by the President

May 30, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking documents with handwritten annotations by President Trump.

FOIA to ED Seeking Communications with the National Rifle Association

May 30, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking communications between senior Department officials and the National Rifle Association.