March 17, 2008

Chairman of Massachusetts State Board Appointed Secretary of Education

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced his selection of Paul Reville as the new Secretary of Education, the cabinet-level position created by legislation passed this past January. Mr. Reville currently serves as the chairman of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, appointed by Governor Patrick in August 2006. As the first Secretary of Education since 1996, Reville will have oversight over the departments of Early Education and Care; Elementary and Secondary Education, and Higher Education. “I am honored to assume the role of Secretary for a Governor who is deeply committed to making schools more effective instruments of building equity, excellence and opportunity for all students in the Commonwealth,” commented Reville, who will take office on July 1st.