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Detroit Public Schools launches live 'Homework Hotline' for students

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Posted at 9:39 AM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 10:51:27-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Public Schools Community District announced Friday its homework assistance hotline is now open.

Officials say the "Homework Hotline is a free, afterschool resource for K-12 students to seek live help and support from DPSCD teachers certified in English language arts and mathematics."

The hotline is open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m during the academic year, and there will be accommodations from bilingual families.

According to school officials, the goal is to provide afterschool support for students who need help with and have questions about assignments, as well as for parents who need support while helping their children at home.

“An important part of student success happens after school hours,” said Nikolai Vitti, superintendent, DPSCD. “At the same time, as a district, we know this can be a challenge for our students and families. We are committed to doing everything we can as a district to overcome barriers that prevent student success. The Homework Hotline is yet another resource to empower our students and families.”

Families can call the Homework Hotline at (833) 466-3978. Bilingual tutors are available at (866) 879-1195.

Students are asked to have questions prepared in advance.

The hotline will not be available when schools are closed.