Alejandra Matos

Reporter | Whistleblower
Phone: 612-673-4028
Alejandra Matos writes the Star Tribune's Whistleblower column. She joined the paper in 2012 after graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in Multimedia Journalism. She was a Star Tribune health intern in 2011.

Recent content from Alejandra Matos

Cuts imminent as Mpls. schools fail to meet enrollment goals

Once a “big player,” district now must cut millions and fight for every student.

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 08:56 AM

Judge: Minneapolis schools wrong to suspend student 12 times in one year

Judge sides with family in complaint against Minneapolis schools.

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 09:27 PM

Community Action of Minneapolis board suspends chief

New allegations emerge as state seeks a court-appointed receiver.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 11:27 PM

Minneapolis school board candidates face off at improv comedy debate

Improv setting still generates talk about class sizes, achievement gap and recess.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 07:24 PM

Mpls. schools settle federal discrimination claim over South High harassment

The federal complaint stemmed from a cafeteria fight spurred by racial tensions at South High.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Minneapolis schools cut ties with achievement gap group

Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson, above, decided to terminate a $375,000 contract with the Community Standards Initiative, which could not fulfill its promise to help address the academic achievement gap.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 07:43 AM

May 21: Minneapolis police defend tactics used in Dinkytown riots

Minneapolis department says cops “showed a lot of discipline” at April melee.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 07:05 PM

Community Action groups serve needs amid new scrutiny on spending

Community Action programs have been happy to serve behind the scenes, but a recent audit is forcing them into the spotlight.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 11:42 AM

Other groups picks up clients after Community Action closes down

Suburban Hennepin County group sees an increase in energy assistance applications after troubles at Minneapolis agency.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 10:42 PM

Community Action of Minneapolis closes down after state raid

Officials seized files and computers, and the nonprofit closed down Friday.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 07:36 AM

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