Report Card: Virtual Roundtable on RI Schools

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PROVIDENCE,R.I. (WPRI) ─ It’s been a month since Rhode Island public school students returned to the classroom, whether in person or virtually, and it’s safe to say the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the experience.

In an exclusive virtual roundtable, 12 News reporter Kim Kalunian spoke with parents and students from districts across the state to hear how they would grade their back-to-school experience so far.

In the above video, watch the full virtual roundtable where students and parents grade their school district’s response to the pandemic so far.

After students and parents voiced their concerns and frustrations, 12 News took them straight to R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green.

In the above video, watch the full interview with the education commissioner as she responds to concerns brought up during the virtual roundtable.

Are you a student or parent and want to share your back-to-school experience? Send your story to 12 News via ReportIt! online or via email at

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