Detroit public schools rolls out after-hours homework hotline
DETROIT (FOX 2) - 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.