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Rye School District Sued By Second Teacher On Leave

A second teacher has joined a lawsuit against Rye schools and individual school board members following allegations of improper coaching of students during testing.
A second teacher has joined a lawsuit against Rye schools and individual school board members following allegations of improper coaching of students during testing. Photo Credit: Flickr user Chris Potter

RYE, N.Y. -- A third-grade teacher from Rye's Milton Elementary School has become the second faculty member to sue both the school district and individual board members after being put on administrative reassignment following allegations of improper coaching during standardized testing last year, according to LoHud.com.

Dana Coppola joined the lawsuit filed by Osborn Elementary teacher Carin Mehler last month. The two are seeking $4 million, including $1 million each in compensatory and punitive damages, LoHud.com said.

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