Target 23

It's hard for teachers to reach kids... If the kids aren't in the classroom... Rockford's truancy rate is four times the state's average... So the city's created a new position to get the kids off the streets and back into the classroom... Adam Smith is the new Rockford education director... His job will be to address truancy, literacy and job training... And he's taking a new approach to getting through to our kids... He's hosting fun events to get people to open up... And most importantly... he's listening...