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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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Annenberg Foundation Trust - $14,810.07 spent on 8 trips
47.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
52.5% spent on Republican Party

CARDOZA, DENNIS - Democratic Party
December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - California delegation issues
Total Cost - $3,600.29

DAVIS, SUSAN - Democratic Party
December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Westin Mission Hills, CA
Purpose - Bipartisan legislative planning session
Total Cost - $1,400.92

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Ontario, Canada
Co-sponsor(s): Public Governance Institute
Purpose - California delegation retreat 2003
Total Cost - $3,894.96

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Ontario, Canada
Co-sponsor(s): Public Governance Institute
Purpose - California delegation retreat 2003
Total Cost - $3,065.46

MILLENDER-MCDONALD, JUANITA - Democratic Party
December 6, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (2 days)
Rancho Mirage, CA
Purpose - to meet with the CA delegation and discuss ways the federal government can improve CA's future. It was an opportunity to meet with policy experts from around the state.
Total Cost - $1,046.44

SABO, MARTIN OLAV - Democratic Party
February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - bipartisan congressional retreat 2003
Total Cost - $994.00

KING, PETER - Republican Party
March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Queenstown, MD
Purpose - Homeland Security Committee retreat
Total Cost - $404.00

DENT, CHARLES W - Republican Party
March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Queenstown, MD
Purpose - Homeland Security Retreat. Purpose is to engage in a bipartisan dialog addressing the upcoming challenges and opportunities facing the committee
Total Cost - $404.00

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.