(BOSTONGLOBE) — The superintendent of the Newton public schools was docked one week’s salary by the city’s school board Thursday for his failure to credit Governor Deval Patrick in two graduation speeches he delivered last month.
A week after the superintendent in Mansfield resigned amid complaints of plagiarism, Newton’s superintendent, David Fleishman, admitted he was wrong not to cite Patrick as the source of several passages. “That was my mistake,” he said in an interview.
The questionable passages became public Wednesday, when the Newton South High School student newspaper called attention to five sentences from Fleishman’s June 9 remarks at the school’s commencement ceremony that echoed the governor’s speech to Boston University graduates in May.
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