September 25 — 11:33 am, 2002

Hotline for parents addresses school issues

Philadelphia public school families looking for answers about their schools and the recent changes in the School District have a new information source they can call.

The Philly Public Education Connection, a hotline for parents and community members, has been launched through a partnership of 10 local organizations. The hotline provides answers to questions on school-related issues and connects callers to parent and community organizations working on these issues. It is staffed by both English and Spanish speakers.

Sponsoring organizations include the Notebook as well as Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, the Education Law Center, and the Philadelphia Education Fund.

The hotline can be reached at 215-563-9057. Questions can also be asked through a web site – www.phillyedconnection.org – which includes fact sheets on commonly asked questions as well as access to school-by-school data for Philadelphia.

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