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Brockton school superintendent to be next education secretary

The outgoing superintendent of the Brockton Public Schools will replace Paul Reville as state education secretary, a top Patrick administration aide confirmed today.

Matthew Malone, a registered Republican who also once headed the public schools in Swampscott, will be among the new Cabinet members that Governor Deval Patrick announces during a State House news conference this afternoon, said the aide, who requested anonymity to speak about the appointment before the governor’s formal announcement.

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