Topic: Education

News Roundup: Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor … Trump’s Political Interference

July 30, 2020
Trump’s antagonistic stance toward the Postal Service not only endangers the delivery of mail; it also threatens to undermine confidence in the election.

How the Education Department Tried to Help a For-Profit College Chain That Lied to Students

July 30, 2020
Recently released documents shed new light on a top official's efforts to aid the scandal-ridden company Dream Center Holdings.
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Education Documents Regarding Frank Luntz Slide Presentation

July 29, 2020
Education Department documents related to a slide presentation pollster Frank Luntz delivered to Secretary DeVos on messaging about "vouchers, charter schools, teacher pay" and other issues.

ED Records in Response to Requests for Congressional Communications on Gainful Employment

July 15, 2020
A list of records from the Department of Education in response to American Oversight's request for congressional communications about the Gainful Employment rule.

No Records Response from ED on Office of Civil Rights Staffing Data

June 30, 2020
The Department of Education stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for data on staffing levels in the agency's Office of Civil Rights. This request sought additional staffing data to that of records previously released to American Oversight.

FOIA to ED for Applications to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity

June 29, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Education seeking student applications to be on the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) board.

News Roundup: Georgia’s Disastrous Election, the Administration’s Alarming Protest Response, and Barr’s Troubling Tenure

June 12, 2020
As stirring protests against police brutality gripped the nation’s attention and as the coronavirus continued its tragic spread through multiple states, Georgia held a chaotic primary election.

FOIA to ED Seeking Federal Student Aid Head Performance Agreement Evaluations and Transmission to Congress

June 11, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking FSA chief operating officer performance evaluations under required performance agreements and records reflecting required transmission to Congress of FSA COO performance agreements. American Oversight filed this request in partnership with Student Defense.

FOIA to ED Seeking Federal Student Aid Head Performance Agreements

June 11, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking FSA chief operating officer performance agreements, which federal law requires the department to enter into annually and then make public. American Oversight filed this request in partnership with Student Defense.

CFPB Resume and Calendar Records for Private Education Loan Ombudsman Robert Cameron

June 5, 2020
Records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in response to American Oversight's request for ethics records and calendars for Private Education Loan Ombudsman Robert Cameron. These records include Cameron's resume and calendars from July to August 2019.