Education

For Your Information

November 01, 1989 2 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

National Runaway Switchboard: 800-621-4000 (in Illinois call: 800-9726004). A crisis intervention network of trained volunteers offers confidential help to children under 18 years of age who are thinking of running away or have run away. Children can also receive professional advice via conference calls.

National AIDS Hotline: For an English-speaking operator call: 800-342-AIDS (24 hours a day). Spanishspeaking persons call: 800344-7432 (8 A.M. to 2 A.M., seven days a week). For the deaf and hearing impaired with a TTY/TDD line, call: 800-243-7889 (10 A.M. to 10 P.M., Monday-Friday). This service offers general information on acquired immume deficiency syndrome; free posters and publications (including a teacher’s packet); and medical, legal, and educational referrals.

Peace Corps: 800-424-8580 (in Washington, D.C., call: 202-254-6886). Volunteer program information and application forms are available.

National Center for Stuttering: 800221-2483 (in New York call: 212532-1460). Parents whose children (age 7 or younger) have stuttering problems can receive a free publication with exercises that they can practice at home. Older children and adults may receive information about available treatments.

Balloons: 800-762-6677. Balloon Dispatch USA, of Torrance, Calif., will deliver balloon bouquets anywhere in the U.S.

American Council on Alcoholism: 800-527-5344. An information and referral source for alcoholics, and family members or friends of alcoholics. Treatment referrals and free literature are offered, as well as information on obtaining school speakers on alcoholism.

Costume Bazaar: 800-447-7674. Persons may call to find out about the more than 40,000 different costume rentals that are available.

Radon Testing: 800-5424552 (in Virginia call: 703820-7696). Infiltec, a radon consulting firm, offers free material on radon testing and services.

Social Security: 800-9372000. Give your name and address to the computer that answers and receive a free Social Security information kit, which will tell you how to apply for a new card and check your Social Security earnings record.

Rhode Island Seafood Council: 800-EAT-FISH (in Rhode Island call: 401783-4200). Trained employees will answer questions on seafood nutrition, cooking, and storage.

Not toll-free but may be worth a call anyway:

Dial-A-Phenomenon: 202357-2000. A sky watcher’s weekly report of astronomical events from the Albert Einstein Planetarium in Washington, D.C.

President’s Daily Schedule: 202-4562343. The President’s daily agenda is announced from the White House office of the Press Secretary.

--Compiled by Sharon Williams

A version of this article appeared in the November 01, 1989 edition of Teacher as For Your Information


Commenting has been disabled on edweek.org effective Sept. 8. Please visit our FAQ section for more details. To get in touch with us visit our contact page, follow us on social media, or submit a Letter to the Editor.


Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Teaching Webinar
6 Key Trends in Teaching and Learning
As we enter the third school year affected by the pandemic—and a return to the classroom for many—we come better prepared, but questions remain. How will the last year impact teaching and learning this school
Content provided by Instructure
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
School & District Management Webinar
Ensuring Continuity of Learning: How to Prepare for the Next Disruption
Across the country, K-12 schools and districts are, again, considering how to ensure effective continuity of learning in the face of emerging COVID variants, politicized debates, and more. Learn from Alexandria City Public Schools superintendent
Content provided by Class
Teaching Profession Live Online Discussion What Have We Learned From Teachers During the Pandemic?
University of California, Santa Cruz, researcher Lora Bartlett and her colleagues spent months studying how the pandemic affected classroom teachers. We will discuss the takeaways from her research not only for teachers, but also for

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Schools Get the Brunt of Latest COVID Wave in South Carolina
In the past few weeks, South Carolina has set records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have approached peak levels of last winter.
4 min read
Two Camden Elementary School students in masks listen as South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster talks about steps the school is taking to fight COVID-19, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Camden, S.C. McMaster has adamantly and repeatedly come out against requiring masks in schools even as the average number of daily COVID-19 cases in the state has risen since early June. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
Education More States Are Requiring Schools to Teach Native American History and Culture
Advocates say their efforts have gained some momentum with the nation’s reckoning over racial injustice since the killing of George Floyd.
3 min read
A dancer participates in an intertribal dance at Schemitzun on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation in Mashantucket, Conn., Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. Connecticut and a handful of other states have recently decided to mandate students be taught about Native American culture and history. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Education Judge's Temporary Order Allows Iowa Schools to Mandate Masks
A federal judge ordered the state to immediately halt enforcement of a law that prevents school boards from ordering masks to be worn.
4 min read
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks to reporters following a news conference, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Reynolds lashed out at President Joe Biden Thursday after he ordered his education secretary to explore possible legal action against states that have blocked school mask mandates and other public health measures meant to protect students against COVID-19. Reynolds, a Republican, has signed a bill into law that prohibits school officials from requiring masks, raising concerns as delta variant virus cases climb across the state and schools resume classes soon. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Education Hurricane Ida Deals New Blow to Louisiana Schools Struggling to Reopen
The opening of the school year offered teachers a chance to fully assess the pandemic's effects, only to have students forced out again.
8 min read
Six-year-old Mary-Louise Lacobon sits on a fallen tree beside the remnants of her family's home destroyed by Hurricane Ida, in Dulac, La., on Sept. 4, 2021. Louisiana students, who were back in class after a year and a half of COVID-19 disruptions kept many of them at home, are now missing school again after Hurricane Ida. A quarter-million public school students statewide have no school to report to, though top educators are promising a return is, at most, weeks away, not months.
Six-year-old Mary-Louise Lacobon sits on a fallen tree beside the remnants of her family's home destroyed by Hurricane Ida, in Dulac, La., on Sept. 4, 2021.
John Locher/AP