Topic: Education

No Records Response from ED Offices regarding Borrower Defense

November 13, 2018
The Department of Education stated that the Office of the Deputy Secretary and the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education had no records of calendar entries for meetings related to the borrower defense rule.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Education – Borrower Defense Rule

November 9, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Education (ED) to shed light on the agency’s decision to cut back on debt relief for defrauded student borrowers.

No Records Response from Selected ED Offices Regarding Meetings and Communications about the Borrower Defense Rule

November 2, 2018
Department of Education's Office of the Deputy Secretary and Office of Career, Technical & Adult Education said that they did not have any records relating to the Borrower Defense Rule. ED is still reviewing potential records for other offices.

FOIA to CFBP Regarding Navient Influence on the Agency

September 7, 2018
FOIA to CFPB seeking communications between CFPB and any employee or representative of Navient Corporation, a student loan provider to determine whether Navient has exerted influence on CFPB in order to face unduly light penalties for its student loan servicing practices.

No Records Response From Education Regarding Online College Rules

August 30, 2018
No records response from Education's Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development and the Office of the Deputy Secretary to our request seeking communications regarding online college rules.

No Records Response to FOIA To Philadelphia School District Seeking Communications with HUD

August 28, 2018
No records response from FOIA to Philadelphia School District seeking communications with HUD Secretary Ben Carson, any representative of HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Secretary Carson’s son, Benjamin Carson Jr., or Secretary Carson’s daughter-in-law, Merlynn Carson.

Complaint: NSLDN v. Education – Navient Student Loan Provider

August 1, 2018
American Oversight today filed a lawsuit on behalf of The National Student Legal Defense Network (NSLDN) against the Department of Education (ED) to shed light on its role in aiding Navient, a giant servicer of federal student loans, to defend an enforcement action brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in federal court.

No Records Response From Education Office of the Secretary Regarding Teacher Strikes

July 26, 2018
No records response from the Department of Education Office of the Secretary responding to a request for communications regarding teachers' strikes.

FOIA To Philadelphia School District Seeking Communications with HUD

July 17, 2018
FOIA to Philadelphia School District seeking communications with HUD Secretary Ben Carson, any representative of HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Secretary Carson’s son, Benjamin Carson Jr., or Secretary Carson’s daughter-in-law, Merlynn Carson.

Education Department Communications With Michael Cohen and Barry Bennett

July 5, 2018
Department of Education Office of the Secretary communications with President Trump's then-personal attorney Michael Cohen and former campaign advisor Barry Bennett from January 2017 through May 2018.