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science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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KENNEDY, MARK RAYMOND, Republican Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $11,498.80

Average cost per trip - $1,916.47
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 409 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat, invited participant of event
Notes - Spouse Debbie Kennedy, children Charles, Emily, Peter, Sara (or Sam?)

Travel Cost - $756.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,706.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Debbie Kennedy accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - March 10, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - To speak on current issues before Congress (Tort reform and Social Security)
Notes - Washington, DC - Florida - DCA Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $975.00
Meal Cost - $675.00
Other Cost - $230.00
Total Cost - $1,880.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - To speak on current issues before Congress
Notes - DCA - Florida - Washington, DC Including spouse [assumed city]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,125.00
Meal Cost - $675.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,800.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Community Relations Council
Dates - January 11, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Fact finding - learning viable information regarding homeland security, international relations, US - Israel relations
Notes - Minneapolis, MN - Israel - Minneapolis, MN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,087.80
Lodging Cost - $2,640.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,727.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 31, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - MSP - Philadelphia - MSP (Minneapolis) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.