Central Falls schools http://ripr.org en Mike Ritz of Leadership RI on Central Falls' Changing Political Landscape http://ripr.org/post/mike-ritz-leadership-ri-central-falls-changing-political-landscape <p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:16pt;">Central Falls Mayor James Diossa will run unopposed for re-election in November, and he leads a city that still bears scars from its closely watched municipal bankruptcy. </span></font></span></font></span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:47:22 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 21535 at http://ripr.org Mike Ritz of Leadership RI on Central Falls' Changing Political Landscape Closing the Achievement Gap Between Hispanic Students and Their Peers http://ripr.org/post/closing-achievement-gap-between-hispanic-students-and-their-peers <p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Students across Rhode Island are returning to school this week, but a new report suggests that some of them are not well served. The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University finds Latino students in the state’s urban schools are as much as three grades behind their white peers. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:17:32 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20693 at http://ripr.org Closing the Achievement Gap Between Hispanic Students and Their Peers Chess Team Heads to Nationals, With Help from Alec Baldwin http://ripr.org/post/chess-team-heads-nationals-help-alec-baldwin <p>The Central Falls High School chess team will be on their way to the National Championships thanks in part to Alec Baldwin.</p><p>The team used the online crowd-funding website “go fund me” to raise the $8,000 needed to send eleven students to Nashville Tennessee, where the championships will be held in April.</p><p>They were about $2,000 short when Baldwin stepped in.</p><p>The Championships will not be new territory for the team says Frank DelBonis, a teacher at Central Falls and chess team coach.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:21:29 +0000 John Bender 12670 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