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.
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.
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.