Alejandra Matos

Washington, D.C.

Education Reporter

Alejandra Matos was a Washington Post education reporter. She left The Post in August 2017.
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One in four D.C. public schools have had at least three principals since 2012

Leadership churn can hinder academic achievement, experts say.

July 29, 2017

Undocumented suspensions persisted in D.C. schools despite repeated alerts

City school officials now say they plan a “complete audit” of suspension data.

July 24, 2017

D.C. council member seeks ways to reduce student suspensions

David Grosso (I-At Large) plans to introduce a bill aimed at improving disciplinary procedures.

July 20, 2017

ACLU, advocacy groups demand school officials investigate suspension practices

The Washington Post found several schools were underreporting their suspensions.

July 18, 2017

How The Washington Post examined suspensions in D.C. schools

Under pressure to overhaul discipline, some schools are underreporting suspensions.

July 18, 2017

Some D.C. high schools are reporting only a fraction of suspensions

Post investigation raises questions about city’s claim that far fewer students are being kicked out of school.

July 17, 2017

More students are graduating from District schools, but are they ready for college?

The State Board of Education will re-examine high school graduation requirements.

July 12, 2017

Rethinking the parent-teacher conference: Meeting more often, working as a team

The old way often fails to make a connection between the classroom and home.

June 18, 2017

For the first time, a D.C. charter school has voted to create a teachers union

The school’s leaders said they do not plan to oppose the unionization.

June 16, 2017

D.C. schools leader prepares to release systemwide plan for improvement

Chancellor Antwan Wilson will lay out priorities for the system by the fall.

June 16, 2017