Weekly News Briefs: May 24


The College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) released this year’s ratings for Georgia schools on Tuesday morning. The list of the state’s worst schools included those under Gov. Nathan Deal’s state takeover plan, which all scored under 60 points out of 100 in the CCRPI, for more than three years. The grade each school receives depends on multiple factors like student performance on standardized testing, according to the AJC. The good news is that the schools at risk of a takeover were 12 less than last year. The governor’s spokeswoman, Jen Talaber Ryan said Gov. Deal “would like nothing more than to see no schools on this list”.



After complaints and concerns about long security lines at airports around the nation, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is beginning to see some major changes within their team. Kelly Hoggan, the assistant administrator for the Office of Security Operations was fired, after suspicions of foul play. Mr. Hoggan was given a $90,000 bonus, even though, during evaluations, weapons were snuck in through security under his supervision. Darby LaJoye, formerly a deputy assistant administrator, was appointed to take over Mr. Hoggan’s position. However, according to the New York Times, some have said that these changes are meaningless and will not make any improvements to the faulty system.



Five days ago, an EgyptAir flight from Paris heading to Cairo went missing over the Mediterranean sea with 56 passengers, and 10 crew members. Greek and Egyptian forces have been trying to figure out what caused the explosion, as well as continue to search the sea for the black box, and any other items that would indicate what happened. So far, only suitcases, chairs, craft remains and body parts have been found. French investigations revealed that there were smoke alarms that went off near the cockpit in the minutes before the plane crashed, according to CNN.