Mpls district investigates teacher license problems at Broadway High Students at Broadway High School in Minneapolis are being told that some of the credits they've received for classwork might not be valid for graduation. The school district is investigating whether some teachers at the school didn't have the proper licenses for classes they were teaching.5:19 p.m.
Minnesota broadband status report: Mixed at best The people charged with tracking whether Minnesota is keeping up with broadband access to the Internet have produced their first tally, and you have to conclude the picture is mixed at best.5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Obama Enters New Chapter As GOP-Led House Arrives
As the new Congress comes to town, the White House and Republicans are gearing up for new fights -- over spending and regulation -- and revisiting an old fight -- over health care. But will the president dive into the details or try to vault above them by focusing on longer-term challenges?
William Daley Reportedly Eyed For White House Post
President Obama is reportedly considering former Commerce Secretary William Daley for a position in the West Wing -- possibly chief of staff. That would signal the administration's intent to court moderate voters and the business community.
'Spider-Man' Actor Reflects On His Injury
NPR's Michele Norris talks with Chris Tierney, the actor and dancer whose 30-foot fall last month during Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark stunned and shocked preview audiences. Tierney's safety harness failed and he broke his skull, some ribs, and cracked three vertebrae. He is the fourth actor to be injured in the multimillion-dollar production.
What Does Goldman Investment Mean For Facebook?
NPR's Melissa Block talks to David Kirkpatrick -- technology columnist for The Daily Beast and author of The Facebook Effect -- about the recent investment of millions into social networking giant Facebook. They discuss what the investment means for Facebook's future, and the company's overall strategy.
State-Mandated English Policy Under Fire In Arizona
Researchers and the federal government are raising some tough questions about the way Arizona's schools educate students who don't speak, read or write English. Critics say the English immersion program is leaving thousands of children behind.
Philosophy Valued At One Community College
As state universities cut back on humanities programs, LaGuardia Community College in Queens, N.Y., is going in the opposite direction. At LaGuardia, philosophy is challenging the stereotype that four-year colleges are for intellectuals and community colleges are for career training.
Letters: High-School Stress; Lutefisk
NPR's Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mails and online comments about efforts to ease the pressure on students to take AP classes, and one of the bad holiday foods we discussed last week -- lutefisk.
Nine Rappers, One Wu-Tang Clan
There had been large groups in hip-hop before, but none featured nine different rappers, as the Wu-Tang Clan did when it made its debut in 1993. Creating a cohesive group out of nine individuals requires discipline and imagination.