DPSCD provides live homework assistance for students after school

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DETROIT – Feb. 4, 2019 – Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) announced today its Homework Hotline, a free, after-school 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 – Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Provisions will be made for bi-lingual families.

“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.”

The goal of the homework hotline is to provide afterschool support for students who need help and have questions about their assignments, as well as parents who need support while helping their children at home. Students and/or parents can call the Homework Hotline at 1-833-466-3978. Bi-lingual tutors are available for students on a second language hotline at 1-866-879-1195.

The Homework Hotline is offered during the academic year and will operate in conjunction with the DPSCD Academic Calendar. It will not be operational on days schools are closed.

The District is using a $150,000 grant provided by the United Way of Southeastern Michigan to fund the 2-1-1 technology platform through the inContact program the tutors will use to speak with students.

A survey will be available after each session for feedback to ensure the District is providing the best service for its users. For more information about the DPSCD Homework Hotline, visit detroitk12.org/homeworkhotline.

About Detroit Public Schools Community District

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is the Michigan’s largest public education system located in Detroit. It is governed by a locally-elected, seven-member board with Dr. Nikolai Vitti serving as superintendent. The District’s goal is to provide every student with a beneficial and rightful educational experience, preparing students to be career and college ready, and qualified to compete in the global market. The District has 106 schools and educates 50,000 children.