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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With hundreds of photographs and cameras on display, this museum is like no other in the Pittsburgh region. Come along as OnQ tours this North Side depository dedicated to the love and preservation of photographic history.


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With Pittsburgh celebrating its 250th birthday, the Pittsburgh Public Theater commissioned the famed Second City comedy company to have some fun with the place we call home. The result was a show called "Three Rivers Runs Through It."


During the Civil Rights era, Sister Patricia McCann, took Pittsburgh-area college students to Montgomery, Alabama to join the fight for African Americans seeking the right to vote. Sister McCann, a Sisters of Mercy nun, shares her experiences with OnQ.


In honor of Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary, OnQ asked well known Pittsburgh sports writer Abby Mendelson to give his take on the Top 10 Pittsburgh sports heroes. Some of the athletes are household names, others will be a surprise. Watch and see if you agree with his choices.


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