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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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Republican Jewish Coalition Florida Chapter - $26,280.02 spent on 9 trips
0.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
100.0% spent on Republican Party

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
January 31, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Republican Jewish Coalition Conference guest speaker
Total Cost - $2,254.00

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
March 1, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Aventura, FL - Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Republican Jewish Coalition Conference and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee reception; guest speaker at both events
Total Cost - $1,449.92

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
June 28, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (3 days)
Orange County, CA
Co-sponsor(s): Orange County Republican Party of California
Purpose - keynote speaker at a Republican Party of Orange County Event - Keynote speaker at RJC Events in Orange County and Los Angeles
Total Cost - $688.70

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
December 16, 2003 - December 17, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - keynote speaker at Republican Jewish Coalition Hanukah event
Total Cost - $500.00

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
February 19, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Republican Jewish Coalition winter meeting guest speaker
Total Cost - $555.40

CORNYN, JOHN - Republican Party
January 31, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - speaker at annual RJC conference
Total Cost - $5,200.00

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
August 6, 2004 - August 10, 2004 (5 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - To gain insight into the US-Israel relationship and US assistance programs to Israel
Total Cost - $7,175.00

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
March 12, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (1 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Guest speaker for Republican Jewish Coalition Winter Meeting
Total Cost - $515.00

GERLACH, JIM - Republican Party
August 15, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - To learn more about Israel and meet with members of its government
Total Cost - $7,942.00

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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  • 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.