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

Johnson's departure part of larger trend for urban school leaders

Los Angeles, Albuquerque, N.M., and Seattle have lost superintendents, increasingly bogged down by complex political landscapes and well-oiled resistance inside and outside urban districts.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 08:38 AM

Bernadeia Johnson out as Minneapolis schools chief

The school board was scheduled to approve Johnson’s resignation late Wednesday and name the district’s chief executive, Michael Goar, as the interim superintendent.

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 10:58 AM

Great places in Twin Cities include Crystal Court, Farmers Market, but no port-a-potty

Sensible Land Use Coalition award winners were noted for elevating function to art.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 06:54 PM

Audit: Community Action spent more than $1,200 on spa treatments

Organization spent over $1,200 on spa treatments at retreat.

Updated: December 08, 2014, - 07:45 PM

Language requirement doesn't make the cut for Minneapolis schools

Second-language requirement loses out to flexibility in Minneapolis schools plan.

Updated: December 07, 2014, - 07:33 AM

Minneapolis brings real-time student data to school, classroom

The district is one of the first in the country to merge everything into one easy-to-understand computer dashboard, hoping the information will help close what has been one of the largest achievement gaps in the country between whites and students of color.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 06:30 PM

Federal civil rights official questions Minneapolis suspension policy

The policy is “legally and constitutionally suspect,” Peter Kirsanow wrote to Minneapolis Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson, above.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 04:53 AM

Minneapolis schools HR director is real-time reporting witness in Ferguson

DeRay Mckesson is poised to break news the moment a grand jury investigating a police officer's shooting makes a decision.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 08:26 PM

$1.2M sought to boost Minneapolis black student achievement

100 days into his newly created role, director Michael Walker is asking for $1.2 million next year for outreach and cultural training for teachers. He also wants to create a new mentorship and leadership program for students, called BLACK.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 05:29 AM

Mpls. schools to make suspending children of color more difficult

The change comes amid intensifying scrutiny of the way Minneapolis public schools treat minority students and in the wake of new data showing black students are 10 times more likely to be sent home than white students.

Updated: November 09, 2014, - 10:23 PM

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