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It's Not Rocket Science: Students Need Clean Drinking Water

Imagine the only drink available to you is from a vending machine. There’s no water fountain to take a sip from or use to fill a bottle for later.

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This post is brought to you by GOOD with support from The California Endowment, Health Happens Here in Schools.

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Healthy Schools and Students Start With STEM

I couldn’t help but get chills when I watched this video inspiring students to pursue science, technology, education and math (STEM) education courses where a student so poignantly says, “You don't really know something until you've done it hands on."

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I was educated from elementary school through high school through both Magnet and Vanguard programs in Houston Independent School District’s school system. After listening to This American Life’s recent podcast on housing, and how our access to a good education is in large part, if not all part determined by the neighborhoods in which we live, I reflected on how lucky I was to have two parents working for the school district who navigated opportunities for me beyond what I would have gotten at my zoned school.

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