Topic: Education

ED Memos Regarding the Gainful Employment Rule

February 25, 2020
Records of memos from the Department of Education regarding the gainful employment rule in response to American Oversight's FOIA request.

No Records Response from ED Regarding White House or Agency Leadership Guidance for Congressional Oversight Requests and Subpoenas

February 25, 2020
Department of Education stated that it had no records of guidance from the White House or agency leadership regarding the agency's responses to congressional oversight requests and subpoenas. This request was forwarded to Office of Legislation & Congressional Affairs, Office of General Counsel, and Office of the Secretary.

News Roundup: Presidential War Powers and New Impeachment Documents

January 10, 2020
A lot has happened during the first week of 2020 — including the release of new Ukraine-related documents.

FOIA to ED Seeking Communications with Select Associates of Career Education Colleges and Universities, Including Pete Hegseth

January 3, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Education seeking communications between select Department officials and employees or representatives of the for-profit college trade organization Career Education Colleges and Universities, including affiliated individuals such as Pete Hegseth and Callista Gingrich.

ED Records Regarding Mitchell Zais Communications With Outside Individuals and Entities

December 19, 2019
Records from the Department of Education in response to American Oversight's request for communications between Deputy Secretary Mitchell Zais and various outside entities and individuals.

ED Communications of with Representatives of Select Student Loan Groups

December 4, 2019
Department of Education email regarding a complaint to the College Board. These records were in response to American Oversight's request for FSA Chief Operating Officer Wayne Johnson's communications with representatives of select groups with student loan policy interests.

No Records Response from Fulton County in Georgia for Communications About HBCU’s From Director of Elections Chris Harvey

November 27, 2019
Fulton County, in Georgia, stated that it had no record of communications from Director of Elections Chris Harvey regarding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). American Oversight asked for actual or proposed changes to university campus voting locations and changers to student voter lists regarding specified HBCUs including Morehouse College, Spelman College, and others.

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.