Boston principal plagiarized Forbes column

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A newly appointed Boston middle school principal, hoping to inspire her staff to take risks for success and to learn from one another, extensively plagiarized a Forbes magazine column on leadership in her first memo to the staff, sparking outrage among some teachers and an apology from the principal.

Jaime Moody, principal of Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in Dorchester, sent the memo by e-mail on July 9, copying word-for-word or slightly tweaking large chunks of the column, titled “Why Getting Comfortable with Discomfort is Crucial to Success.”

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