Entity: Department of Education

Betsy DeVos’ Delayed Financial Disclosures Heighten Accountability Concerns

December 20, 2018
DeVos’ form, which was finally released in early December after months of delay, raises a number of questions about potential conflicts of interest and ethics compliance.
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American Oversight Expands Its Investigation of Administration’s Improper Email Use

November 29, 2018
After last week’s Washington Post report that Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for official business on hundreds of occasions, American Oversight is continuing its investigation not just into the extent to which the president’s daughter and senior adviser violated records rules, but also into whether such risky actions extended to other officials within Trump’s cabinet.

FOIA to Education Seeking Secretary DeVos’ Personal Email Communications

November 29, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking communications with any non-governmental email address attributed to Secretary Betsy DeVos, as well as emails she forwarded to her government account.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding Ivanka Trump’s Use of Personal Email

November 20, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking communications with the agencies, the White House, and Ivanka Trump’s law firms regarding Ivanka Trump and her use of personal email.

Watchdog Calls for Congressional Investigation of Ivanka Trump’s Private Email Server

November 20, 2018
Less than a day after the Washington Post published a report detailing Ivanka Trump's extensive use of personal email to conduct official government business, American Oversight called for a congressional investigation.

Ivanka Trump Email Investigation Sparked by American Oversight FOIAs

November 19, 2018
FOIA requests filed by American Oversight prompted the discovery by White House officials that Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Trump and a top adviser to the president, used personal email to communicate with federal agencies on hundreds of occasions, the Washington Post reported on November 19, 2018.

FOIA to Education Seeking Communications with the Heartland Institute

November 16, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking calendar entries and communications with those associated with the Heartland Institute, an organization that rejects the idea that humans play a role in climate change, to determine if they have influence at the department.

Department of Education Political Appointee Calendars

November 13, 2018
Calendars for senior political appointees at the U.S. Department of Education covering the time period from each official's appointment through mid-July, 2017.

No Records Response from ED Offices regarding Borrower Defense

November 13, 2018
The Department of Education stated that the Office of the Deputy Secretary and the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education had no records of calendar entries for meetings related to the borrower defense rule.

FOIA to Education Regarding the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

November 9, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking communications regarding the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, including communications with Secretary DeVos and senior staff.