Entity: Department of Education

News Roundup: Trump’s Enthusiastic Support for New Drug Raises Questions

September 6, 2019
Investigating the administration's approval of Spravato, Trump's potential campaign-finance violations, and the promotion of Trump properties.
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News Roundup: Remain in Mexico’s Harmful Effects and Trump’s Dangerous Impatience

August 30, 2019
Immigration officials frequently don't offer language assistance to asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico, and Trump's rush for a border wall before 2020 raises concerns.

Complaint: American Oversight v. ED – DeVos Personal Email

August 28, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Education seeking emails concerning agency business sent by Secretary Betsy DeVos using a personal account. This complaint was initially filed on July 17, 2019, and amended on August 28, 2019, in light of an inspector general report that found that DeVos had used four separate personal email accounts for government work.

News Roundup: Political Appointees, Lobbyists and Those In Between

August 23, 2019
This week, we sued the VA for failing to preserve emails that top VA officials sent from personal email accounts to three members of Mar-a-Lago.

FOIA to Education for Communications with Reed and Maggie Cordish

August 23, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education for communications between agency officials and members of the Cordish family and their business associates.

Lawsuit Against Education Department Uncovers Records of Student Loan Company CEO’s Lobbying

August 22, 2019
New documents reveal that the CEO of one of the nation's largest student loan servicers personally lobbied the Education Department to preempt states from regulating the industry.
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FOIA to ED Seeking Communications with the Office of the Vice President

August 7, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Education seeking all communications between certain high-level agency officials and certain senior officials in Vice President Mike Pence’s office.

No Records Response from the Department of Education Regarding Contacts with Failed Nominees

August 5, 2019
The Department of Education stated that it had no records of contracts with individuals nominated but not confirmed to high-level agency positions to perform the same or similar work for which they were unsuccessfully nominated.

ED Records Regarding Borrower Defense Rule

July 31, 2019
Records from the Department of Education in response to American Oversight's request for records regarding the borrower defense rule.

FOIA to Education Seeking Calendars of Official in Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives

July 30, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking calendars of Andrea Ramirez, Executive Director of the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives.