Entity: Department of Education

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 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.

FOIA to Education Regarding Education’s School Discipline Priorities

April 30, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking communications regarding establishment or activities of the School Safety Commission, the Obama administration’s 2014 “Dear Colleague” letter providing guidance on school discipline, the GAO report “K-12 Education: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities," or racial disparities in school discipline.

FOIA Regarding the Influence of Large Online Colleges on Education’s Policy Priorities

April 30, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking records that would shed light on the influence large online colleges have on Education’s policy considerations. This FOIA is seeking communications regarding regulation of online or remote education programs (including but not limited to state authorization of such programs, the definition of a credit hour, or academic or instruction standards for courses or online course platforms.

FOIA to Education Regarding Liberty University’s Influence

April 30, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking communications between Secretary DeVos and James Manning, or any other political appointees or SES staff in the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Deputy Secretary, or the Office of the Under Secretary to or from Jerry Falwell, Jr., his representatives, or other officers, employees, or representatives of Liberty University.

FOIA to Education Regarding Senator Alexander and the HELP Committee

April 30, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking communications to shed light on the role Senator Alexander and the HELP Committee play in policymaking at the Department of Education.