Thursday, December 29, 2005 - West Roxbury & Roslindale Transcript - Local News - West Roxbury & Roslindale Transcript - Local News: "Philanthropy - especially $28.8 billion worth of it - is always a nice gesture.
But when it comes from one of the wealthiest couples alive and goes to Boston Public Schools, it can be staggering.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, worth more than $28 billion, according to its Web site, recently awarded Boston Public Schools with a $9 million grant that will help keep select smaller schools, such as West Roxbury High School, small. The school was split up earlier this year into four separate schools. "

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