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

Map: Teacher performance in Minneapolis

The largest concentration of underperforming teachers in Minneapolis tend to be in high poverty neighborhoods.

Updated: November 02, 2014, - 12:11 AM

Issues, ideas from four citywide Minneapolis school board candidates

The four candidates for citywide seats on the Minneapolis school board offer starkly divergent ideas on issues of teacher tenure,...

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 08:39 PM

Out-of-state money pouring into Minneapolis school board race

An unprecedented amount of money is upending the race with hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from well-funded outside groups. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave $100,000 to a political-action group that supports former City Council Member Don Samuels and newcomer Iris Altamirano.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 04:22 PM

Hmong International Academy parents demand a principal, stability

A dozen parents marched to district headquarters, held two-hour meeting with administrators.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 06:55 PM

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

Oct. 18: 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

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