Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Schools CEO Vows To Address Truancy Problem

Chicago’s public schools chief is promising to tackle a major truancy problem.


More Than 30,000 Chicago Students Miss At Least 4 Weeks Of School: Report

Truancy in the Chicago Public School system is still a major issue, according to an analysis by the Chicago Tribune.



More Than 40,000 CPS Students Are ‘Chronic’ Truants

More than 40,000 CPS students are missing nearly a month or more of class. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports on what school officials are doing about it.