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The Science of Smart

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LARSON, JOHN B, Democratic Party
Connecticut

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $15,895.89

Average cost per trip - $1,986.99
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 350 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Amistad America, Inc.
Dates - March 23, 2000 - March 26, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Ledyard, CT - Mystic Seaport, CT

Purpose - educational
Notes - spouse, leslie

Travel Cost - $555.28
Lodging Cost - $336.00
Meal Cost - $427.71
Other Cost - $21.00
Total Cost - $1,339.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - spring educational retreat
Notes - spouse, leslie best

Travel Cost - $420.00
Lodging Cost - $396.00
Meal Cost - $286.00
Other Cost - $50.20
Total Cost - $1,152.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Merrill Lynch, NYSE
Dates - January 23, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - to learn more about the securities markets and financial services
Notes -

Travel Cost - $659.00
Lodging Cost - $182.00
Meal Cost - $241.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,082.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Leslie, children Carolyn, Laura, Raymond

Travel Cost - $630.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,580.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - State Legislative Leaders Foundation
Dates - March 14, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speech at educational conference on energy issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,126.50
Lodging Cost - $981.00
Meal Cost - $430.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,537.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - spring retreat
Notes - accompanied by spouse Leslie B. Larson. Other expenses include gifts

Travel Cost - $1,057.46
Lodging Cost - $829.20
Meal Cost - $488.50
Other Cost - $90.68
Total Cost - $2,465.84

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Congressional Bipartisan Retreat
Notes - Spouse Leslie and children Carolyn, Laura and Raymond accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $1,608.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,783.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Spring retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Amelia Island, FL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,955.36

Additional family members - Yes

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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.

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.