PR WIRE – US NEWSWIRE)–April 13, 2004–Your questions on children and education
will be answered if you call the National Principals’ Hotline in April.
You can speak directly, but anonymously, with a school principal or school psychologist
on April 18, 19, and 20, 2004, when the National Association of Elementary School
Principals (NAESP) holds its 15th annual Hotline. It’s a once-a-year, toll-free
phone and e-mail service in English and Spanish for parents, grandparents, or
anyone with a question to ask about schools, children, and education.
Approximately 125 educators
will staff the phones and computer terminals over three days. The National Principals’
Hotline’s purpose is to ease difficulties and encourage constructive communication
between schools and families. Family members who are curious, troubled, or simply
need some reassurance regarding their child’s education may speak confidentially
with a principal or get specialized advice from a school psychologist from the
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
Call toll-free, 1-800-944-1601,
or e-mail the Hotline by accessing http://www.naesp.org during the following
days and times in your area. (Note: computer users may e-mail on Saturday, April
Sun., Apr. 18 Mon., Apr. 19 Tues., Apr.
2 pm – 8 pm 10 am – 8 pm
10 am – 4 pm
1 pm – 7 pm 9 am – 7 pm
9 am – 3 pm
Mountain 12 pm
– 6 pm 8 am – 6 pm 8 am
– 2 pm
11 am – 5 pm 7 am – 5 pm
7 am – 1 pm
Co-sponsored by the NAESP,
TIAA-CREF, Family Circle magazine, and the National Association of School Psychologists,
the Hotline averages more than 1,000 calls each year from the continental U.S.,
Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. Callers ask about a variety of topics, including
children’s reading problems, school discipline, special education policies,
testing, learning difficulties, kindergarten entrance, and school safety. Calls
on any subject are welcome.
Callers may also request
free copies of parent-friendly brochures discussing children’s fears http://www.naesp.org/client_files/fears.pdf
and characteristics of a high quality elementary school http://www.naesp.org/client_files/what_parents_should.pdf,
produced by NAESP and TIAA-CREF.
Editor’s note: High resolution,
publication-ready photo(s) supporting this story available for free editorial
use at: http://www.wirepix.com/newsphotos/USN
Established in 1921, the
National Association of Elementary School Principals serves 29,000 K-8 educators
in the United States, Canada, and overseas.
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