Alejandra Matos

Reporter | Minneapolis education
Phone: 612-673-4028
Alejandra Matos 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

Republican legislators press Hayden during ethics inquiry

Republican legislators are demanding more information about whether DFL Sen. Jeff Hayden abused his power and aided the misspending of taxpayer money.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 11:00 AM

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

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