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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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American for Democratic Action - $7,487.39 spent on 8 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
June 23, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,110.00

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
June 21, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (3 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Keynote address
Total Cost - $1,769.00

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
February 15, 2002 - February 17, 2002 (3 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Keynote address
Total Cost - $368.00

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
April 28, 2003 - April 29, 2003 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Meeting with university professors and ADA members
Total Cost - $178.50

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Burlington, VT
Purpose - National Board Meeting
Total Cost - $827.00

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
February 24, 2003 - February 25, 2003 (2 days)
Hollywood, FL
Purpose - AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting
Total Cost - $437.43

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
June 2, 2005 - June 6, 2005 (5 days)
HI
Purpose - Visit with the local ADA chapter, public TV & radio appearance discussing health care
Total Cost - $1,562.38

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
September 16, 2005 - September 17, 2005 (2 days)
IL
Purpose - National board meeting
Total Cost - $1,235.08

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.