Topic: Education

News Roundup: Thankful for FOIA

November 27, 2019
Mike Pompeo's phone calls with Rudy Giuliani, William Barr's meeting with Rupert Murdoch, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders's guest spot on Secretary Sonny Perdue's podcast.

FOIA to Education Seeking Communications with Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University

November 25, 2019
FOIA Request to the Department of Education seeking communications between agency political appointees and Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University.

FOIA to Education Seeking Communications with the White House Regarding Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University

November 25, 2019
FOIA Request to the Department of Education seeking communications between agency political appointees and White House officials regarding Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University.

FOIA to Education Seeking Communications with Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

November 20, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Education seeking all communications between certain agency officials and Peter Thiel and Blake Masters.

FOIA to Education Seeking Communications with Erik Prince

November 20, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Education seeking all communications between certain agency officials and Erik Prince and Paul Behrends.

New Lawsuit for Records Related to Controversial Judicial Nominee Steven Menashi

October 10, 2019
We're suing the Department of Education for failing to produce documents that could shed light on Menashi's work in the Trump administration.
Steven Menashi during his September hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Complaint: American Oversight v. Education – Steven Menashi’s Communications and Ethics Documents

October 10, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Education for Steven Menashi’s communications with right-wing groups and with Stephen Miller and other White House officials, and for correspondence specific to the issue of immigration and undocumented students. American Oversight is also seeking records relating to Menashi’s ethics pledge and potential conflicts of interest.

FOIA to Education for Civil Rights Data Coding Information

October 8, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education for codebooks, keys, or other reference materials necessary to interpret data reflecting enforcement actions of the Office for Civil Rights.

ED Communications with Lobbyists for the Student Loan Servicer PHEAA

October 2, 2019
Records from the Department of Education received in response to American Oversight's request for communications between Education officials and lobbyists for student loan servicer Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority (PHEAA).

What We Found in Controversial Federal Court Nominee Steven Menashi’s Calendars

September 11, 2019
One the most potentially controversial judicial nominees since Brett Kavanaugh is set to have his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.