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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Hillary Clinton


Total cost of 115 office trips: $182,676.06


Trips by Hillary Clinton
Total cost of congressperson's 32 trips: $61,132.24

Destination: WHITE OAK, JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: RETREAT/CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,246.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA)
Purpose: CONVENTION SPEECH
Date: Aug 8, 2001
Expense: $2,081.00
source

Destination: BUFFALO TO BINGHAMTON TO DULLES
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: OFFICIAL FACT-FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO ROCHESTER NY TO LAGUARDIA
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Feb 21, 2002
Expense: $1,117.50
source

Destination: NEWARK-ISRAEL-NEW YORK
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,392.89
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $6,048.90
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Jun 22, 2002
Expense: $388.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Carpenters Union
Purpose: SPEECH TO CONVENTION
Date: Oct 5, 2002
Expense: $2,722.50
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY TO WHITE PLAINS
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Purpose:
Date: Oct 11, 2002
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: PENNYAN, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: New York Wine & Grape Foundation
Purpose:
Date: Oct 15, 2002
Expense: $1,061.50
source

Destination: ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: Civil Service Employees Association Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING TO UNION/CSEA EVENT
Date: Nov 4, 2002
Expense: $850.45
source

Destination: ALBANY, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: TRAVEL FOR APPEARANCE ON MSNBC PROGRAM
Date: Nov 20, 2002
Expense: $216.50
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Betty Ford Center
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $325.00
source

Destination: WELLESLEY, MA
Sponsor: Wellesley College
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2003
Expense: $1,168.75
source

Destination: BUFFALO, NY
Sponsor: Tata Consultency Services
Purpose: COMPANY VISIT
Date: Mar 10, 2003
Expense: $778.50
source

Destination: SOUTHINGTON, CT
Sponsor: Connecticut Democratic Party
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 29, 2003
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: CORNING, NY
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Apr 29, 2003
Expense: $1,366.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC, BINGHAMTON, NY-WHITE PLAINS NY
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO ROCHESTER, NY
Sponsor: NEW JOBS NEW YORK
Purpose: CONFERENCE & SPEECH
Date: Feb 2, 2004
Expense: $298.00
source

Destination: SYRACUSE, NY
Sponsor: NEW JOBS NEW YORK
Purpose: CONFERENCE AND SPEECH
Date: Jun 7, 2004
Expense: $1,654.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Panetta Institute
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 28, 2004
Expense: $1,396.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA TO ALBANY, NY TO TOTERBORO, NJ
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $520.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Tufts University
Purpose: LECTURE
Date: Nov 10, 2004
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
Purpose: MEETINGS AND DINNER FOR WJC PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
Date: Nov 12, 2004
Expense: $2,800.00
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK AR
Sponsor: William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
Purpose: OPENING OF PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
Date: Nov 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,896.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: SPEECH & SEMINARS
Date: Dec 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: BINGHAMTON
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: GERMANY-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: German Media Prize
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $10,687.00
source

Destination: PAKISTAN-NEW DELHI, INDIA-WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: INDIA TODAY
Purpose: SPEECH AND OFFICIAL MEETINGS
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $8,688.00
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO BUFFALO, NY
Sponsor: NEW JOBS NEW YORK
Purpose: CONFERENCE AND SPEECH
Date: Mar 7, 2005
Expense: $437.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Agnes Scott College
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $303.00
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY-BOSTON
Sponsor: Feinberg Foundation
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Expense: $468.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Hillary Clinton

Huma Abedin
Joshua Albert
Jc Alvarez
Kris Balderston
Catherine Brown
Cathy Calhoun
Karen Dunn
Christine Falvo
Robyn Golden
Jennifer Hanley
Christina Ho
Melissa Ho
Anil Kakani
Peter Kauffmann
James Kennedy
Karen Keogh
Heather King
Tamera Luzzatto
Kenneth Mackintosh
Matthew Nelson
Ann O'leary
Sean Oshea
Erica Pagel
Philippe Reines
Susie Saavedra
Andrew Shapiro
Michael Szymanski
Gabrielle Tenzer



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.

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.