Entity: Department of Education

FOIA to Education Seeking Communications with Outside Immigration Groups

September 10, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking communications between senior political appointees and external entities and individuals involved in immigration issues. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on the Department of Education's role in federal immigration policy, including whether and to what extent the White House officials and outside entities are influencing Education on immigration-related issues.

FOIA to Education Seeking Communications with Student Loan Servicer’s Lobbyists

September 9, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking email communications between Education officials and lobbyists for student loan servicer Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority (PHEAA). PHEAA has reportedly failed to effectively implement the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

FOIA to Education for Kathleen Smith’s Ethics Records

September 9, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education for former Student Aid official, and current lobbyist, Kathleen Smith’s SF-50s and ethics records demonstrating her departure date and ethics pledge.

News Roundup: Trump’s Enthusiastic Support for New Drug Raises Questions

September 6, 2019
Investigating the administration's approval of Spravato, Trump's potential campaign-finance violations, and the promotion of Trump properties.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

News Roundup: Remain in Mexico’s Harmful Effects and Trump’s Dangerous Impatience

August 30, 2019
Immigration officials frequently don't offer language assistance to asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico, and Trump's rush for a border wall before 2020 raises concerns.

Complaint: American Oversight v. ED – DeVos Personal Email

August 28, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Education seeking emails concerning agency business sent by Secretary Betsy DeVos using a personal account. This complaint was initially filed on July 17, 2019, and amended on August 28, 2019, in light of an inspector general report that found that DeVos had used four separate personal email accounts for government work.

News Roundup: Political Appointees, Lobbyists and Those In Between

August 23, 2019
This week, we sued the VA for failing to preserve emails that top VA officials sent from personal email accounts to three members of Mar-a-Lago.

FOIA to Education for Communications with Reed and Maggie Cordish

August 23, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education for communications between agency officials and members of the Cordish family and their business associates.

Lawsuit Against Education Department Uncovers Records of Student Loan Company CEO’s Lobbying

August 22, 2019
New documents reveal that the CEO of one of the nation's largest student loan servicers personally lobbied the Education Department to preempt states from regulating the industry.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to ED Seeking Communications with the Office of the Vice President

August 7, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Education seeking all communications between certain high-level agency officials and certain senior officials in Vice President Mike Pence’s office.