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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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Food Marketing Institutes - $24,725.78 spent on 8 trips
43.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
56.7% spent on Republican Party

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
January 22, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - Speech at annual conference
Total Cost - $1,478.99

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
January 11, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - participate/remarks FMI Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $3,638.79

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
January 9, 2004 - January 13, 2004 (5 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - remarks to FMI Board and conference participants
Total Cost - $5,604.07

BONILLA, HENRY - Republican Party
January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - conference participation
Total Cost - $2,051.70

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
January 13, 2001 - January 16, 2001 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Midwinter Executive Conference
Total Cost - $3,815.99

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
January 14, 2001 - January 16, 2001 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $4,326.05

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
January 10, 2004 - January 12, 2004 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $2,576.50

BONILLA, HENRY - Republican Party
January 21, 2005 - January 23, 2005 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Substantial participation
Total Cost - $1,233.69

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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

  • 08.19.14

    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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.