ArchiveApril 1, 2015

11 Atlanta educators convicted of racketeering

Diane Buckner-Webb (Dunbar Elementary School teacher) * Guilty of racketeering * Guilty of two counts of false statements Donald Bullock (Usher Collier Heights elementary testing) * Guilty of racketeering * Guilty of two counts of false statements * Guilty of one count of false swearing * Acquitted of one count of false statements Pamela Cleveland (Dunbar ES teacher) * Guilty of racketeering *...

One-third of people with student loans are delinquent

Yikes! About one-third of borrowers with federal student loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education are late on their payments, according to new federal data. The figures, released by the Education Department on Thursday, are the first comprehensive look at the delinquency plaguing those who hold federal student loans. By the new metric, which the department has never used before, roughly 33...

Artist helps scientists visualize data

For the past year or so genetic scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have been collaborating with a specialist from another universe: Daniel Kohn, a Brooklyn-based painter and conceptual artist. Mr. Kohn has no training in computers or genetics, and he’s not there to conduct art therapy classes. His role is to help the scientists with a signature 21st-century problem:...

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