Entity: Department of Education

News Roundup: Investigating State-Level Threats to Democracy

May 17, 2019
With so much attention trained on tackling federal misconduct in the Trump administration, corruption at the state and local levels has flourished and often gone unchecked.

Education Department Communications with Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette

April 25, 2019
Department of Education records in response to our FOIA seeking communications with Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Education Department Communications Regarding the Teacher Strikes and Protests of 2018 


April 16, 2019
Department of Education communications regarding the teacher strikes and protests of 2018 from the Office of the Secretary, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Office of Communications and Outreach. American Oversight requested these records to help ascertain Education officials’ responses to, positions on, and activities related to the teacher strikes.

News Roundup: DeVos, Mnuchin, Barr Testify in Congress

April 12, 2019
This week was packed with high-profile hearings on Capitol Hill, with some contentious results.

FOIA to ED for Communications with Paula White

April 11, 2019
FOIA to Ed for communications with President Trump’s "spiritual advisor" Paula White

Department of Education Resumes Reveal Pro-Charter School Bias

April 10, 2019
American Oversight has obtained Department of Education resumes that offer yet another example of how DeVos has prioritized charter schools and for-profit institutions over public education.

ED Communications about the Agency’s Audit of Navient

April 9, 2019
Department of Education Office of Inspector General communications between agency officials and Navient regarding the agency's audit of the loan servicer and Federal Student Aid.

ED Records of Expenditures at Trump-Owned Properties

April 4, 2019
Department of Education records regarding agency expenditures at Trump-owned properties. American Oversight sought records from multiple agencies regarding both expenditures at Trump-owned properties and any guidance about making those expenditures.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Officials’ Calendars

April 1, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against several agencies seeking calendars following previous request for senior officials' calendars. Some of the requests are seeking calendars from mid-2018 and others' date back to the beginning of the administration.

No Records Response from ED Regarding Ballard Partners Communications

March 29, 2019
The Department of Education (ED) stated that the Office of the Inspector General had no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request for communications with the Trump-connected lobbying firm Ballard Partners.