Topic: Education

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.

ED Records Regarding Dream Center Oversight

November 7, 2019
Records from the Department of Education related to the Trump administration's oversight of financially troubled colleges owned by the Dream Center. These records were sought in a lawsuit filed by American Oversight on behalf of the National Student Legal Defense Network (Student Defense).

Calendar Entries for Betsy DeVos and Senior ED Officials

October 23, 2019
Calendar entries form the Department of Education for Secretary DeVos and senior officials. Calendar entries for DeVos span from July 2017 through June 2018.

ED Records Regarding Secretary DeVos’ Personal Emails About Agency Business

October 18, 2019
Records from the Department of Education in response to American Oversight's request for communications with any non-governmental email address, as well as emails she forwarded to her government account and personal emails concerning agency business.

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 Records of Full Time Employees in the Office of Civil Rights

September 21, 2019
Department of Education data regarding staffing levels of full-time employees in the Office of Civil Rights. American Oversight sought these records to determine whether civil rights enforcement has been hampered by the current administration.

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.