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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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Princeton Univ - $10,325.81 spent on 19 trips
74.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
25.5% spent on Republican Party

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
February 21, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,552.22

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
January 26, 2001 - January 27, 2001 (2 days)
Trenton, NJ
Purpose - Board of Trustees Meeting. Washington, DC- Trenton, NJ
Total Cost -

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
April 21, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (1 days)
Trenton, NJ
Purpose - Board of Trustees lunch. Washington, DC - Trenton, NJ
Total Cost -

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
June 3, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (1 days)
Trenton, NJ
Purpose - Retiring Trustees dinner. Washington, DC - Trenton, NJ
Total Cost -

COLE, TOM - Republican Party
December 2, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participate in polarization conference
Total Cost - $1,079.83

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
January 22, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $492.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
April 2, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $447.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
May 27, 2004 - June 1, 2004 (6 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost -

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
September 10, 2004 - September 10, 2004 (1 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $157.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
November 11, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost -

LEACH, JAMES A - Republican Party
April 2, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Trustee meeting
Total Cost -

LEACH, JAMES A - Republican Party
May 29, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (3 days)
Trenton, NJ
Purpose - Trustee meeting
Total Cost -

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
May 28, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $1,742.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
September 19, 2002 - September 21, 2002 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $554.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
November 7, 2002 - November 9, 2002 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $580.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
January 24, 2003 - January 25, 2003 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $309.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
June 19, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (4 days)
Williamsburg, VA
Purpose - To participate in conference on Constitutional Principles in American History
Total Cost - $2,560.76

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $366.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
April 14, 2005 - April 15, 2005 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $486.00

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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.