Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation http://ripr.org en CF Charter Schools Get Cash Infusion http://ripr.org/post/cf-charter-schools-get-cash-infusion <p>Charter Schools in Central Falls, Pawtucket and Cumberland will have $10 million to make building improvements, thanks to the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation. The Foundation is providing the money in the form of low or no-interest loans, to increase the number of charter schools seats available for Central Falls students.<br> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:02:30 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 11443 at http://ripr.org Central Falls Lands $10M Gates Grant to Upgrade Schools http://ripr.org/post/central-falls-lands-10m-gates-grant-upgrade-schools <p>Central Falls schools are in for a major facelift thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Central Falls is one of 16 cities across the country to receive generous grants from the Microsoft mogul.</p><p>The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made a $10 million grant to the Central Falls District-Charter Collaboration Compact. That’s a coalition of Central Falls public schools and five nearby charter schools.&nbsp; The money will be used to upgrade and build schools. Central Falls superintendent Fran Gallo says the funds will be put to good use.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:08:59 +0000 Flo Jonic 11383 at http://ripr.org Central Falls Lands $10M Gates Grant to Upgrade Schools