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Nearly 300 adult education students will cross the stage of the Tucson Convention Center Musical Hall to receive their General Education Development diplomas Wednesday night. Read more»

Scandals involving cheating by teachers and schools to pump up ever-more-important student test scores swept the country in 2011, with states failing to implement simple and effective checks. But they've also been happening for years, and oversight is only beginning to catch up. Read more»

Jamie Jimenez, a 19-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, attends an open house for a GED-preparation program offered by Friendly House, a nonprofit serving the Latino community. President Barack Obama’s two-year deferral program offering work permits for young illegal immigrants meeting certain criteria has increased demand for GED programs available to non-citizens.

There are no citizenship requirements for K-12 schools in Arizona. For illegal immigrants who have dropped out or are too old to return to high school, however, going for a GED may be the only option if they want to qualify for deferred action. Read more»

Santorum in Phoenix on Tuesday.

Rick Santorum incorrectly claimed that "one of three children drop out of school" in the United States. The 2009 dropout rate was 8.1 percent — slightly higher than it was in 2008, but down significantly from previous years. Read more»