Teacher absence data shows extent of COVID in ACT public schools

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
May 18 2022 - 7:00pm
Education Minister Yvette Berry said public schools had planned for remote learning this term to deal with staff shortages. Picture: James Croucher

The ACT Education Minister has denied that underinvestment in public schools has put them behind in dealing with COVID-19 impacts as new figures shed light on the extent of staff absences.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

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