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

Minneapolis schools seek to end contract with achievement gap group

District says consulting group not hitting its goals.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 11:42 PM

Minneapolis considers waiving gym requirement for graduation

Minneapolis will let some kids graduate without taking physical education.

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 05:31 AM

Minneapolis schools ban suspensions of youngest students

District joins others in backing away from practice criticized for targeting minority students.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 10:01 AM

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

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 20, 2014, - 10:13 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

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