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'Call & Learn' hotline gives Indiana students homework help they need

The Indiana Retired Teachers Association today (IRTA) has launched a new "Call & Learn" hotline to help kids learning at home.
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The Indiana Retired Teachers Association today (IRTA) has launched a new "Call & Learn" hotline to help kids learning at home.

K-12 students can call a toll-free number for homework help.

“Our members are proud to help Indiana and our students in this most unusual of times,” said Trish Whitcomb, IRTA executive director. “Teachers never stop being teachers, and in an ordinary year our members volunteer more than a million hours for educational causes. This project is exceptional. Not only are we able to help our students learn in this different environment, it is a way for our retired members to stay connected to our communities, while they too shelter at home.”

Students and parents can (877) 45-STUDY (877-457-8839) to request assistance from a volunteer educator. Once you call, you will have to give some information including the student's grade level.

The hotline is open weekdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Any retired Indiana educator interested in volunteering for the program can contact IRTA at teacherhelp@retiredteachers.org or or call (888) 454-9333.