Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Newport Public Schools, will join What’s Up Newp at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, August 12th to discuss the upcoming school year – when it may begin, what it might look like, and other challenges that COVID-19 are presenting for public education.

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