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Mitt Romney proposes overhaul of US education system

Romney proposed revamping the funding formulas and encouraging more charter schools.

Children’s disability program lags on reviews, report says

Federal officials overseeing a fast-growing $10 billion children’s disability program have failed to follow up on the progress of 400,000 beneficiaries with behavioral, learning, and mental disorders, allowing families to receive monthly cash benefits for years even if their children’s condition has improved, according to a draft report from the Government Accountability Office obtained by the Globe.

Ex-convicts in Massachusetts still face tough sell in job market

The fortunes of former convicts seeking employment have changed little since the passage of a 2010 law that reformed the states’ criminal records system, according to a report scheduled to be released Thursday by two Boston nonprofits. The report - authored by the the Boston Foundation and the Crime and Justice Institute at Community Resources for Justice - compiled the experiences of 28 employers, advocates, criminal records officials, landlords, and legislators.

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76ers 82, Celtics 75

Celtics can’t finish off Sixers

Celtics coach Doc Rivers is fond of calling the NBA a “make-miss league.’’ But the Celtics and 76ers turned it into a “miss-miss’’ playoff game Wednesday night, the Sixers heating up enough in the final quarter to take an 82-75 victory.

Aiden Lynch, 8, of Arlington, got set for his test run in Stoneham last weekend.

Excitement building in soap box racers’ world

Your daddy’s Oldsmobile may be out of production, but your grandfather’s motorless soap box car still pokes along - especially in Arlington.

Boston immigration lawyer's clients face deportation

Federal officials have suspended a former Boston immigration lawyer for filing dubious work visa petitions on behalf of 14 immigrants, but lawyers say dozens, possibly hundreds of immigrants, are facing deportation because they hired that lawyer, too. The Board of Immigration Appeals suspended John K. Dvorak in March from practicing before the board, immigration courts and the Department of Homeland Security, saying he “misled, misinformed, or deceived’’ immigration officials by providing inaccurate information in the immigration petitions in 2001 and 2002.