Entity: Department of Education

FOIA to Education Seeking Documents Bearing Handwritten Annotations by the President

May 30, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking documents with handwritten annotations by President Trump.

FOIA to ED Seeking Communications with the National Rifle Association

May 30, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking communications between senior Department officials and the National Rifle Association.

ED Records Regarding the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

May 28, 2019
Records from the Department of Education regarding the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, including communications of senior staff.

ED Communications with Ballard Partners During 2017

May 28, 2019
Department of Education communications with Florida-based lobbying firm Ballard Partners during 2017. American Oversight sought these records to determine Ballard's influence on the department's policies.

News Roundup: Congressional Hearing Shows and No-Shows

May 24, 2019
Ben Carson, Diane Auer Jones, and Don McGahn's empty chair
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

No Records Response from FSA Regarding Common Interest Agreement with Navient Corporation

May 23, 2019
No records response from the Department of Education's Federal Student Aid office for a common interest agreement, or records memorializing such an agreement, with Navient Corporation.

Investigating the Administration’s Involvement with For-Profit Colleges

May 22, 2019
Congress holds a hearing — and American Oversight sues.

Complaint: NSLDN v. Education – Dream Center Oversight

May 22, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit on behalf of the National Student Legal Defense Network to obtain records related to the Trump administration’s oversight of financially troubled colleges owned by the Dream Center.

FOIA to Education Seeking Communications of Diane Auer Jones and Education Industry Entities

May 21, 2019
FOIA to Education seeking communications between Principal Deputy Undersecretary Diane Auer Jones and education industry players, including certain for-profit colleges.

No Records Response from Education Regarding Communications Between Secretary Betsy DeVos and Paula White

May 21, 2019
Department of Education stated that it had no record of communications between Paula White and Secretary Betsy DeVos or Deputy Secretary Mitchell Zais. American Oversight asked for these records to identify if Donald TrumpÕs reported Òspiritual AdvisorÓ has influence over federal policy.