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

In St. Paul schools, credit card spending tightly tracked

District has strict accounting for credit card use, but questionable spending still gets missed.

Updated: March 01, 2015, - 05:12 PM

Minnesota graduation rates are up, but 2020 goal will be a steep climb

Steady gains for struggling metropolitan school districts and significant improvement among students of color were reported.

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 04:36 PM

Minneapolis schools begin search for new leader

Interim superintendent Michael Goar is favored by the president of the teachers union and some principals.

Updated: February 16, 2015, - 09:04 PM

First student joins Minneapolis school board

Patrick Henry sophomore Noah Branch will bring a new voice, one from students.

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 11:48 AM

Billboard slams Minneapolis School District spending

Nonprofit group scolds Mpls. schools for spending practices.

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 08:15 PM

On interim basis, Goar takes over Minneapolis schools

Mpls. Interim Superintendent Michael Goar says he will set up a clear improvement plan and immediately implement major district changes.

Updated: February 03, 2015, - 05:54 AM

Minneapolis schools awarded no-bid contracts to Memphis IT company

Accounts differ on how a sizable no-bid contract was awarded to a Memphis-based company.

Updated: January 31, 2015, - 08:57 AM

Bethune, Hiawatha schools show divide in Minneapolis classrooms

They embody the battle that has gripped Minneapolis schools for decades as leaders grapple with one of the worst achievement gaps in the country.

Updated: January 29, 2015, - 05:50 AM

Classes to resume at Southwest High Thursday after bomb threat

Southwest High School will resume classes Thursday after it was shut down Wednesday because of a credible threat.

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 09:20 PM

Principal at Green Central school in Mpls. placed on administrative leave

Parents were notified Monday that Lorraine Cruz would no longer be returning.

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 10:22 PM

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