Topic: Education

Investigations Update: Operation Legend, Crossfire Hurricane, and the Rush for a Coronavirus Vaccine

September 1, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the Trump administration’s politicized Operation Legend, the rush for school reopenings and a Covid-19 vaccine, and partisan FBI responses to congressional requests.

FOIA to ED for Communications with CDC, HHS, White House

August 31, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Education for communications with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the White House.

FOIA to ED Seeking Communications Containing Key Terms Relating to Coronavirus

August 31, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Education seeking email communications containing key terms relating to the coronavirus and the reopening of schools.

FOIA to ED for Data Related to School Coronavirus Cases and Deaths

August 31, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Education seeking data on nationwide cases and deaths related to Covid-19 in schools.

FOIA to ED Regarding Projected School Cases and Deaths Due to Coronavirus

August 31, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Education seeking analyses and assessments regarding projected cases and deaths related to Covid-19 in schools nationwide.

Investigations Update: Attorney General Barr’s Conduct, Airline Industry Influence, and Trump’s Suggestion to Postpone the Election

August 25, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into William Barr’s politicization of the Justice Department and industry’s influence over pandemic relief fund allocation.

FOIA to Education Seeking Records Regarding Emergency Student Aid Rule Excluding Undocumented Students

August 24, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Education seeking sent external emails regarding a rule excluding undocumented students from receiving funds under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

FOIA to Education Seeking Emails Regarding Emergency Student Aid Rule Excluding Undocumented Students

August 24, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Education seeking email communications with White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller regarding a rule excluding undocumented students from receiving funds under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

Investigations Update: Postal Service Sabotage, Covid-19 Operation Warp Speed, and Portland Protest Deployment Costs

August 18, 2020
See the latest in our investigations of the Trump administration's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service, the struggling federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the taxpayer resources used to deploy federal agents to suppress racial justice protests in Portland.

Complaint: Student Defense and American Oversight v. Ed – Federal Student Aid Performance Agreements

August 17, 2020
Lawsuit filed by Student Defense and American Oversight against the Department of Education for the Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer’s performance agreements and evaluations. This lawsuit also seeks records reflecting the required transmission of these performance agreements and evaluations to members of Congress.