Atlanta school board settles with whistle-blower

The Atlanta school board voted to settle a lawsuit with a former teacher who alleged she was fired after providing information about cheating to investigators. In July 2011, former APS teacher Tameka Butler-Grant filed perhaps the first lawsuit stemming from a state cheating investigation. Butler-Grant claimed then-Dobbs Elementary School Principal Dana Evans got her fired after she provided information about cheating to investigators. In the suit, Butler-Grant asks for damages and that she get her job back. The school board decided to settle the case for $20,000 in order to avoid, "the uncertainties of continued litigation."