Entity: Department of Education

No Records Response From Education Regarding Affirmative Action

March 15, 2018
No records response from the Department of Education seeking records regarding Affirmative Action.

New Lawsuit: How Much are Cabinet Officials Spending on Office Upgrades

March 14, 2018
After uncovering new details about office renovation expenses at HUD and the EPA, American Oversight filed a broad, multi-agency lawsuit to find out how much taxpayer money senior Trump administration officials – including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross – have spent to upgrade their personal offices. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Office Renovation Expenses

March 14, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against 16 federal agencies seeking records of expenditures made to upgrade or renovate the offices of senior political appointees. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Official Calendars

March 8, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight seeking calendars for senior political appointees at Commerce, Education, EPA, DOE, DHS, Interior, Labor, DOT, HHS, HUD, SBA, State, Treasury, and USDA.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Senior Staff Calendars from January – July 2017

March 6, 2018
Calendars for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and senior political appointees at the Department of Education, covering the time period from each official's appointment through mid-July, 2017. This document production includes more complete versions of the calendars than the previous copies that ED released in response to American Oversight's FOIA litigation.

FOIA Seeking Additional Production of DeVos/ Education Calendars

February 13, 2018
FOIA seeking additional records related an Education entry “a 60-slide deck of the words to use, and the words to lose, regarding parental choice, vouchers, charter schools, teacher pay, and all the other issues in education reform.”

Education Ethics Pledges Signed by Political Appointees

February 2, 2018
Documents from Education in response to our FOIA request for ethics pledges and Oaths of Offices signed by all presidentially appointed employees (including those confirmed by the Senate)

FOIA to Multiple Entities Seeking Oaths of Office

January 19, 2018
FOIA to multiple entities seeking oaths of office.

New FOIAs Seek Records of Civil Rights Investigations at Department of Education

January 2, 2018
American Oversight's first 6 FOIA requests of 2018 asked the Department of Education to release records of its handling of civil rights investigations and the management of the Office of Civil Rights under controversial political appointee Candice Jackson.