Rebecca Harris
Catalyst Chicago (now The Chicago Reporter)
A large number of children in Chicago Public Schools preschools are chronically absent, a new study by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research has found.

Nearly half of 3-year-olds and more than a third of 4-year-olds missed at least 15 days during the school year. African-American students were almost twice as likely as others to be chronically absent.