Kids missing more school since pandemic, CBC analysis finds

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It’s a typical weekday in Beth Acton’s Montreal home. Two of her children are at school, but another, 12-year-old Connor, is asleep upstairs under a pile of Squishmallows. 

Acton logs on to an app on her phone to report Connor’s latest absence to his school, something she’s been doing regularly since the fall of 2022, which was the second time Connor got COVID-19.

“He is ill very, very frequently. You know, kind of catches anything that’s going around…. And it’s not just that he’s always sick, but he’s also very fatigued, he’s having instances of headaches, feeling very dizzy or unsteady, and

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