To make things easier and to encourage family-friendly educational inquires, the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning has developed a help-line number. Help-line staffers will assist you in locating the person within the department or in your local community who would best be able to answer your questions. Parent and Student Rights; Family Literacy; Enrollment and Residency; Alternative Schools; Bilingual Education; Special Education; Transportation; Early Childhood Education; and information about Migrant Education are just a few of the many topics families can receive essential information about. Call 888-234-4939 or 612-603-0057, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4 pm. Voice mail is available after hours.