Entity: Department of Education

American Oversight v. ED – Undocumented Student Eligibility for Emergency Student Aid Rule

May 27, 2021
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Education seeking sent email communications regarding a 2020 rule excluding undocumented students from receiving funds under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). This lawsuit also seeks any email communications with White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller regarding the rule.

ED Calendars for Senior Staff from March 2018

April 27, 2021
Records from the Department of Education in response to American Oversight's request for the updated calendars of Betsy DeVos, Joshua Venable, Eric Ventimiglia, Robert Eitel, Candice Jackson, Ebony Lee, Lee-Douglas Simmons, Mitchell Zais, Kenneth L. Marcus, Jason Botel from March 2018 through the date of search.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Decision Memoranda Signed by Top Officials During Presidential Transition

March 3, 2021
FOIA requests to multiple agencies seeking decision memoranda signed by top officials during the presidential transition period between the Trump and Biden administrations.

Department of Education Records Related to Presentations Given by the Office of Civil Rights

March 2, 2021
Records from the Department of Education in response to American Oversight's request for information concerning technical assistance presentations made by the Office for Civil Rights. These records include data on the presentations.

News Roundup: Trump’s Second Impeachment

February 11, 2021
Videos prepared by House impeachment managers reminded both lawmakers and the public of the consequences of the former president’s lies and provocations.

ED Correspondence Log Communications with the Heartland Institute

February 2, 2021
Correspondence log from the Department of Education reflecting interactions with the Heartland Institute.

ED Communications with Lobbyists for the Student Loan Servicer PHEAA

January 28, 2021
Records from the Department of Education received in response to American Oversight's request for communications between Education officials and lobbyists for student loan servicer Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority (PHEAA).

ED Communications with Ballard Partners During 2017

January 26, 2021
Department of Education communications with Florida-based lobbying firm Ballard Partners during 2017. American Oversight sought these records to determine Ballard's influence on the department's policies.

Education Department Communications Regarding the Teacher Strikes and Protests of 2018 


January 21, 2021
Department of Education communications regarding the teacher strikes and protests of 2018 from the Office of the Secretary, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Office of Communications and Outreach. American Oversight requested these records to help ascertain Education officials’ responses to, positions on, and activities related to the teacher strikes.

Letter to Multiple Agencies Concerning Federal Workers’ Whistleblower Rights

December 21, 2020
Government Accountability Project and American Oversight joint letter to 25 federal agencies concerning the whistleblower rights of federal workers and agency responsibility to inform them of their rights during presidential transitions of power.