Report: Boston principal plagiarized Oregon State piece

Education (MGN-Online)

(KOIN) – A Boston middle school principal who resigned this week after admitting to plagiarizing a Forbes magazine column is now accused of pulling text from the Oregon State University website and putting it on her job application.

According to a story that ran in the Boston Globe Thursday, Jaime Moody, the new principal at Lilla Frederick Pilot Middle School, used five paragraphs on her executive summary that were “nearly identical to an educational philosophy statement that appeared on Oregon State University’s website, as part of an online education course developed in the 1990s,” the Globe reports.

According to the Globe, Moody resigned Wednesday.

Moody plagiarized a Forbes article that had ran in April in a memo that was sent out to staff. The Associated Press reported that the Forbes plagiarism was discovered by a suspicious teacher who used Google to find the original. Moody’s memo included large chunks of word-for-word copying.

The statement on Oregon State’s page was meant to serve as an example for students in the online course for what an educational philosophy statement should look like, the Globe said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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