East Rockaway teacher claims she was punished by district despite being cleared of cheating allegations

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Coyle says she has now been pulled out of her classroom and benched with an administrative desk job. (Credit: News 12 )

A former fourth-grade East Rockaway teacher says she's being punished by her school district despite being cleared of cheating allegations.

For 17 years, Voula Coyle taught elementary school students in the East Rockaway School District.

Under the state's teacher evaluation system, she was rated "highly effective" for the past two years. She says her bosses told her to "dumb it down"...

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