Detroit public schools rolls out after-hours homework hotline

Homework help is just now a phone call away for Detroit public school students. 

The Detroit Public Schools Community District has  launched a homework hotline. It's a resource for K-12 students to get help with their homework during after-school hours.

The hotline is staffed by certified district teachers and operates Monday through Thursday, from 5 - 8 p.m.

DPSCD teacher Ronye Craft joined us in studio to tell us more about the hotline. You can hear more from her in the video player above. 

"[Students] often times go home and parents are unable to help them with their homework and what a great idea to start this new hotline," she says. She's a K-5 mathematics tutor for the hotline. 

She explains that when a student calls in, they'll select their grand as either K-5 or 6-12 and, from there, select the subject.

The district is using a $150,000 grant provided by the United Way of Southeastern Michigan to fund the technology platform. 

The Homework Hotline is 1-833-466-3978.