Federal regulations neither require schools to test their water nor have a single health standard for drinking water. The resulting patchwork of state policies can have a big impact on how -- and whether -- they respond to lead found in water.
More than 15 percent of students are missing almost a month of school. Districts don't know how to address the issue.
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