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

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

Mpls. couple charged with murder of 6-week-old daughter

The 6-week-old suffocated after being put to bed in laundry basket.

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 09:57 PM

Suspensions rise for K-4 Minneapolis students

Suspensions jumped dramatically for Minneapolis public schoolchildren in kindergarten to fourth grade last year, even as school officials faced mounting...

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 11:03 AM

Minneapolis schools seek to end disparities by 2020

Minneapolis public schools released its new five-year strategic plan.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 09:23 PM

Achievement gap at heart of citywide Mpls. schools race

The race highlights strong divisions over how the district should deal with underperforming schools, how often children should be tested and how school money should be allocated.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 05:28 AM

'Creative' homeless solution runs up against Minneapolis city code

Minneapolis woman provides a place to live for some with nowhere to go, but runs afoul of city housing code.

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 07:55 AM

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