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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Pittsburgh has a lot to brag about when it comes to going green but some local leaders say not so fast - there's still a lot more work to be done. OnQ's Tonia Caruso looks at the latest plans and proposals designed to make our region even more environmentally friendly.


OnQ's Tonia Caruso explores the orgins of health insurance, and shows how that history led to the benefits - and challenges of today.


Lawrenceville resident Jeff Gordon has lived a foolish life - as one of the world's premiere clowns named "Gordoon." OnQ contributor Mike Lee sits down with Jeff and Gordoon as they retell their story about "Clown College," traveling the world, and teaching local kids the craft of comedy.


OnQ contributors Dave & Dave try their hand at a new hobby that involves sharp steel needles, and yes... yarn! Lots of yarn! It's Men's Knitting Night at Natural Stitches in East Liberty and we were there.


Luke Ravenstahl was once considered too young and inexperienced to hold the job of mayor when he stepped into the position after the death of Pittsburgh Mayor Bob O'Connor. But as the Democratic incumbent tells OnQ's Chris Moore, after three years in office and constant campaigning for special elections, Ravenstahl says he has grown into the job and is ready to serve a full term on his own merits.


An art museum in Brownsville, Fayette County is showcasing the Western Pennsylvania man who became one of the premiere artists of the coal and coke era. Writer/Producer: David Solomon. Camera/Editing: Frank Caloiero.


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