RIDE expands distancing learning hotline to parents

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- The Rhode Island Department of Education has expanded a Distance Learning Helpline to include parents and guardians, according to a statement the department released today.

The helpline had previously been available for teachers only.

Formed out of a partnership with the education nonprofit Highlander Institute, parents can submit questions about distance learning by making a call or filling an online form.

Staffed by 55 volunteers, ranging from librarians to tech experts, the helpline arranges either a phone call or virtual meeting with parents that have questions on any aspect of the state’s remote learning initiative.

The helpline can be accessed at 904-414-4927, or by visiting http://highlanderinstitute.org/distance-learning-helpline/.

©WLNE-TV/ABC 6 2020

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