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FAMILY & EDUCATOR RESOURCES

PITTSBURGH LEARNING COLLABORATIVE FAMILY HOTLINE

The Family Hotline is a resource line available to all regional families. As schools begin reopening and remote learning continues, we know there is a lot of uncertainty and stress for all families. If you are having trouble navigating the system or need general supports, please call if you have questions about:

  • online learning and your child’s school
  • tutoring or homework help
  • getting access to technology or the internet
  • youth workforce opportunities
  • food and school supplies distributions
  • other support for academic or personal needs

Representatives from A+ Schools, ARYSEBoys and Girls Club of Western PennsylvaniaCatapult Greater PittsburghLatino Community CenterLawrenceville United, and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Urban Education will help field calls – so you will hear directly from a trusted source.

For support in Spanish, call (412) 335-7446
For support in English and all other languages, call (412) 256-8536
The Family Hotline accepts calls 24/7.

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

For real-time updates from the district, follow them on Facebook.

COMMUNITY LEARNING HUBS

Our partners at Trying Together have compiled a list of more than 50 community learning hubs in the Pittsburgh region

SCHOOL CHOICE GUIDE

Choosing the right school for your child can be an overwhelming and sometimes confusing process. It is our goal to make the process easier to understand and navigate. A foundation of our organization is our belief in equity of opportunity. We have created a virtual school choice guide to help all families—regardless of your home address or socio-economic status—understand the options available to you. For the past 15 years, we have learned a lot about how to navigate the district and individual school buildings. You DO have a say, and we are here to help you.

LITERACY RESOURCES

A+ Schools is proud to partner with OpenLiteracy to bring you video tutorials and reading resources related to Building Phonetic Skills, Phonological Awareness, and Reading Comprehension.

In the Spring of 2020, we also collaborated with OpenLiteracy on the development of 412Rhymes, a series of text-message-based literacy lessons in fun, easy to digest videos. A Summer session will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

A+ Schools go-to expert Sarah Scott Frank provides helpful tips on reading comprehension.

A+ Schools go-to expert Sarah Scott Frank provides helpful tips on phonological awareness.

A+ Schools go-to expert Sarah Scott Frank provides helpful tips on building phonetic skills.

OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME RESOURCES

The United Way of Southwestern PA and Allegheny Partners for Out-of-school Time (APOST) have created BridgetoLearn.org, a resource guide that connects families to childcare and education planning tools, out-of-school time programs, regional resources for reading, the arts, outdoor programs, food distributions, and more.

Additionally, the United Way's 2-1-1 resource navigators can help connect individuals and families with food pantries, health care services, tax prep assistance, utility and eviction prevention assistance and more. Those seeking help should dial 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898-211, or visit PA211sw.org.

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