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Deserts at our Doorstep

Deserts at our Doorstep

BY SAMMI PITZ Among the fancy restaurants, elaborate college dining halls, and lavish high school cafeterias, St. Louis holds a total of eighteen food deserts—one of the highest such proportions in the United States. The USDA defines a food desert for an urban area as “not having access to a full-service grocery store within one mile.” Throughout the city, the […]

Education Policy in St. Louis: Survival of the Fittest

Education Policy in St. Louis: Survival of the Fittest

BY JANICE CANTIERI In September 2012, the Missouri State Board of Education voted to strip the Normandy School District of its accreditation. The district, located in North St. Louis, failed to meet the state’s standards, as test scores were well below the statewide passing scores. This has happened in the past as well with similar districts: Riverview Gardens School District became […]