Making the Grade: A+ Schools
OnQ reports on A+ Schools, an independent, community alliance for public education that's improving student achievement and test scores in the Pittsburgh Public School District. The lessons learned can benefit teachers, students, and board members in all of our region's school districts.
Making the Grade: A+ Schools aired on Dec 02, 2009.
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They came from all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions to compete in a barista competition in Cranberry Township. Among the competitors: baristas from Tazza D'oro in Highland Park. OnQ followed them through the competition. See how they fared, and learn what it takes to make a good espresso!
Original airdate: Mar 12, 2009
Breastfeeding is a learned skill that used to be passed from one generation to another. But today with a decreasing number of women who breastfeed, it's a a skill that often has to be taught to new mothers. OnQ visits The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh to find out how women from all over the tri-state area get help learning this natural -- and healthy -- activity.
Original airdate: Mar 09, 2009
A healthy Pittsburgh is a healthy region.. and an important component of a healthy Pittsburgh is a thriving public school system. In this report, Michael Bartley talks with parents, researchers, and education advocates about the issues facing Pittsburgh public schools including; achievement gap, declining enrollment, and the future of the district.
Original airdate: Mar 04, 2009
Newly discovered records from the 18th-&-19th centuries document the sale, imprisonment and freedom rights of slaves and indentured servants in Western Pennsylvania. OnQ's Chris Moore explores a fascinating exhibit at the Heinz History Center on slavery in our region.
Original airdate: Feb 25, 2009
OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the North Allegheny High School Band---the only band from Pennsylvania selected to march in the Presidential Inaugural Parade.
Original airdate: Jan 20, 2009
He's the co-host of the longest-running Indian music radio program in the country and the founder of the Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival. OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces Harish and shows how his work is having a big impact on Pittsburgh.
Original airdate: Jan 06, 2009