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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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Department of Energy - $9,188.53 spent on 9 trips
71.2% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
28.8% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
May 12, 2000 - May 12, 2000 (1 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - Panel participant at Dept. of Energy's Diversity Training Seminar
Total Cost - $737.00

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
West Point, NY
Purpose - To be a guest speaker for a political science class of cadets
Total Cost - $583.22

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
May 25, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (6 days)
HI
Purpose - Fact-finding tour of housing facilities
Total Cost - $1,761.66

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
November 20, 2001 - November 26, 2001 (7 days)
Germany - Italy - Kosovo - Ireland
Purpose - Congressional fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $1,309.85

SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B - Republican Party
August 23, 2000 - August 23, 2000 (1 days)
Huntsville, AL
Co-sponsor(s): National Defense Industry Association, Army Space & Missile Defense Assoc, Air Defense Artillery Association
Purpose - speech to space and missile defense conference
Total Cost - $1,700.00

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 9, 2002 (1 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - examine Yucca Mountains. Philadelphia - Las Vegas
Total Cost - $246.50

MILLER, ZELL BRYAN - Democratic Party
June 3, 2004 - June 7, 2004 (5 days)
Normandy, France
Co-sponsor(s): Codel Warner
Purpose - visit WWII site
Total Cost - $1,902.60

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
July 23, 2004 - July 24, 2004 (2 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - To participate in the Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors meeting
Total Cost - $947.70

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.

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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  • 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.