Entity: Department of Education

No Records Response From Education Regarding DeVos Stays at Amway Properties

July 18, 2018
American Oversight received three no records responses from the Department of Education OCIO (Office of the Chief Information Officer) stated that it had no records of any payments to DeVos-related hotels. American Oversight asked for records of payments to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI or the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI.

Complaint: National Student Legal Defense Network v. ED – Student Loan Provider Abuses

June 21, 2018
American Oversight filed a lawsuit on behalf of The National Student Legal Defense Network (NSLDN), who sued ED to obtain communications regarding the administration’s attempt to block states from using consumer protection laws to crack down on abuses by student loan servicers.

NSLDN and American Oversight Sue Education Department for Student Loan Servicer Emails

June 21, 2018
American Oversight filed a lawsuit on behalf of The National Student Legal Defense Network (NSLDN), who sued ED to obtain communications regarding the administration’s attempt to block states from using consumer protection laws to crack down on abuses by student loan servicers.

FOIA to ED Regarding Education’s Search for Lawyers to Investigate Affirmative Action Policies

June 20, 2018
FOIA to ED regarding the search for attorneys to work on the investigation into Harvard's affirmative action policies. This is a follow-up FOIA in response to DOJ's decision to investigate affirmative action policies.

FOIA to ED Seeking Calendars to Shed Light on the Decision to Investigate Affirmative Action Policies

June 20, 2018
FOIA to ED regarding DOJ's decision to investigate universities' affirmative action policies. This FOIA is seeking calendars and communications to shed light on this decision and outside influences.

FOIA to ED Seeking Scheduler Communications with Outside Entities

June 14, 2018
FOIA to ED seeking communications between all schedulers and advance team personnel for Secretary Betsy DeVos, or other personnel with such scheduling or advance responsibilities and any external entities or individuals, as well as government officials in FL and NY. This FOIA is seeking records to shed light on the priorities of high-ranking government officials within the agency.

Department of Education Political Appointee Calendars

June 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.

Department of Education Emails with Ivanka Trump and Staff

May 30, 2018
Emails between Department of Education officials and Ivanka Trump and her staff. The emails reflect that Ivanka Trump continued using a personal email address even after joining the White House staff.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications to Determine Cohen’s Influence

May 11, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking to shed light on whether or not Michael Cohen or any of his associates have influenced federal activities, including whether they have received special treatment for their high-paying clients. American Oversight is seeking communications between any appointee and the following: Michael Cohen, Essential Consultants, Corey Lewandowski, Jason Osborne, Mike Rubino, Barry Bennett, Turnberry Solutions LLC, and Avenue Strategies.

What’s Going on at Education? Teacher Strikes, School Discipline Policies and For-Profit Influence

May 7, 2018
American Oversight is investigating the influence that Secretary DeVos has allowed for-profit and other outside entities to have on the department and its policies.