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

Mpls. nonprofit spent taxpayer money on lavish trips, audit finds

Department of Human Services audit finds that Community Action misspent hundreds of thousands of public dollars.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 07:54 AM

Private school students booted from Minneapolis public school sports

School district begins enforcing a little used rule meant to keep nonpublic-school students from being in public-school sports.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 06:46 AM

Minneapolis schools seek to end contract with achievement gap group

District says consulting group not hitting its goals.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 11:42 PM

Minneapolis considers waiving gym requirement for graduation

Minneapolis will let some kids graduate without taking physical education.

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 05:31 AM

Minneapolis schools ban suspensions of youngest students

District joins others in backing away from practice criticized for targeting minority students.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 10:01 AM

Aug. 20: Hennepin County knew since 1993 of abuse, neglect allegations vs. Mpls. couple

A Minneapolis couple were taken into custody Tuesday, five months after their newborn’s death.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Lucy Laney School in Minneapolis struggles to meet standards

Not a single seventh-grader at the school met state math standards last year. Principal says new measures mean improvement is in sight.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 11:02 AM

New office aims to zap the gap in Minneapolis public schools

Director of new office takes to the streets in his high-profile challenge to elevate the achievement of black males.

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 05:38 AM

Neighbors debate closing Hidden Beach in Minneapolis

Bad behavior causes residents to weigh the summer hangout’s future. Park official see two choices: Open it wide, or shut it down.

Updated: August 24, 2014, - 11:51 PM

Mpls. parents charged after death of 6-week-old

A Minneapolis wife and husband, who already had lost custody of nine of their 11 children, were charged with murder...

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 10:08 AM

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