Entity: Department of Education

Back to School Changes with Secretary DeVos’ Department of Education

September 12, 2018
American Oversight's ongoing investigation of the Department of Education has uncovered detailed calendars for Secretary DeVos' past year in office. Those calendars give us a window into Secretary DeVos' priorities, who she and other senior appointees met with, and how they have been managing issues including gun violence, sexual assault on campus, and student lending.

No Records Response From Education Regarding Online College Rules

August 30, 2018
No records response from Education's Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development and the Office of the Deputy Secretary to our request seeking communications regarding online college rules.

Education Documents Regarding Frank Luntz Slide Presentation

August 23, 2018
Education Department documents related to a slide presentation pollster Frank Luntz delivered to Secretary DeVos on messaging about "vouchers, charter schools, teacher pay" and other issues.

Complaint: NSLDN v. Education – Navient Student Loan Provider

August 1, 2018
American Oversight today filed a lawsuit on behalf of The National Student Legal Defense Network (NSLDN) against the Department of Education (ED) to shed light on its role in aiding Navient, a giant servicer of federal student loans, to defend an enforcement action brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in federal court.

NSLDN and American Oversight Sue Education Department for Navient Emails and Records

August 1, 2018
American Oversight today filed a lawsuit on behalf of The National Student Legal Defense Network (NSLDN) against the Department of Education (ED) to shed light on its role in aiding Navient, a giant servicer of federal student loans, to defend an enforcement action brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in federal court.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Calendar – July 2017 – June 2018

July 27, 2018
Additional production of Education Department calendar entries for Secretary Devos from July 2017-June 2018.

No Records Response From Education Office of the Secretary Regarding Teacher Strikes

July 26, 2018
No records response from the Department of Education Office of the Secretary responding to a request for communications regarding teachers' strikes.

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.