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Bernard R. Gifford, the former dean of the school of education at the University of California at Berkeley who left academia to head the education division of Apple Computer Inc., has returned to the university.

Mr. Gifford, who announced early this year that he would be leaving Apple, is currently on sabbatical from the education school; he plans to return to teaching at the school in January.

William Keegan, an Apple spokesman, said Mr. Gifford announced his intention to undertake several projects after leaving the company, including working on a book about technology in education and fulfilling several commitments to Apple.

In addition to lecturing, Mr. Gifford will also continue to write a series of paid columns on technology in education that appear regularly in Education Week.

A New York City teacher who ended a black boycott of a Korean grocery store two years ago now says he is jobless and destitute.

Fred McCray, a teacher at Erasmus High School in 1990, took his students to lunch at a Korean-owned delicatessen that was being boycotted for alleged discrimination against black customers. Mr. McCray, who is black, gained national attention for the incident, but also received death threats and was transferred to another school.

He told the New York Post that he has been living in poverty since the board of education placed him on unpaid leave in January, after denying his request for a health-related paid sabbatical for which he was not eligible.

Teachers' union officials last week said they were trying to reach the former teacher to offer assistance.

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