Entity: Department of Education

News Roundup: Setbacks for Freedom of Information

June 28, 2019
Supreme Court decisions, limits on FOIA, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's D.C. landlord.
(Photo: Paul A. Fagan)

FOIA to ED Seeking Records Reflecting Communications Between the Agency and the White House Counsel Staff Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 24, 2019
FOIA to Education seeking records reflecting communications between the agency and the White House Counsel staff regarding congressional oversight in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist oversight.

News Roundup: Hicks, Barr, Ross and Congressional Oversight

June 21, 2019
American Oversight is investigating the extent to which federal agencies are following the lead of the president in defying legislative branch oversight.

No Records Response from Education Regarding Communications with Outside Groups

June 20, 2019
The Department of Education's Office of Communications and Outreach and Office of the Deputy Secretary stated that it had no records of communications with outside groups like State Policy Network, Goldwater Institute, and the Heritage Foundation.

Betsy DeVos Wants to Give a Free Pass to the Student Loan Company That Ripped Off 78,000 Servicemembers

June 18, 2019
Last week, the Department of Education’s student lending arm radically changed the landscape of a planned billion-dollar contract in a move that tips the scales for Navient, one of the nation's largest student loan servicers.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to Education Seeking Records Related to Changes to Protection Disclosure Requirements to Benefit Navient

June 17, 2019
FOIA to Education seeking communications and other records related to the decision to change the consumer protection disclosure requirements from disclosing legal proceedings in the from the last 7 years to the last 5 years. The decision was likely made to benefit student loan servicer Navient, which settled a case 5 years and one month ago.

News Roundup: The Trump Administration and the Hatch Act

June 14, 2019
Like many norms in the Trump era, the prohibition on federal employees engaging in political activity while at work has been routinely tested by this administration.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway

FOIA to Education Department Regarding Project Blitz Communications

June 13, 2019
FOIA to Education seeking records to shed light on whether and to what extent Project Blitz advocates are influencing Education policy. Project Blitz is a coordinated state legislative effort aimed to advance Christian messaging in public schools and promote 'religious freedom' at the expense of LGBTQ+ and women’s rights.

FOIA to ED Seeking Communications Between Agency Lawyers and the White House Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 11, 2019
FOIA to ED seeking communications between agency lawyers and the White House in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist congressional oversight.

FOIA to ED Seeking Communications Between the Agency and the White House Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 11, 2019
FOIA to ED seeking communications between the agency and the White House regarding congressional oversight in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist oversight.