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What We're Reading | August 24, 2012

February 1, 2013 by Rachel Tatro

With the 2012 Summer Olympics behind us, women in the Middle East continue to make headlines for sporting endeavors. This week, a Palestinian speed racing team made up of all females highlighted how sport helps break gender stereotypes and allows the women to showcase their patriotism. The Dallas Morning News reported that only one in three Texas students graduating from the class of 2012 are ready for college courses. A third of Texas students who took the ACT exam did not meet the requirements in English, math, reading and science. Minority students scored below their white counterparts, but overall scores were slightly up. While increased standards have significantly raised the bar and more Texas students are staying in school longer, students are not mastering the core subjects needed for college readiness. TIME magazine told the story last week of how Uganda is using mHealth technology to overhaul its health care infrastructure for about $14dollars per district, per month.