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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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Office of

Mark Foley


Total cost of 51 office trips: $91,206.94


Trips by Mark Foley
Total cost of congressperson's 25 trips: $51,650.46

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ SENIOR REPRESENTATIVES IN NATIONAL/STATE GOVT'S IN INDIA
Date: Jan 6, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $8,010.86
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Entertainment Industry Development Corporation
Purpose: PUBLIC FORUM ON RUNAWAY PRODUCTION
Date: Jan 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $940.00
source

Destination: CAPE COD, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: WORKSHOP/CONGRESSIONAL EDUCATION SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,650.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: WORKING WITH THE MEDIA RETREAT
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $334.00
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: American Resort Development Association
Purpose: SPEECH-TRUSTEES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,139.69
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FINANCIAL INVESTMENT ADVISORS
Purpose: TRANSPORTATION FROM WEST PALM BEACH TO ORLANDO, FL
Date: Sep 10, 2000
Expense: $405.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: MEET W/ BUSINESS & GOVT LEADERS TO DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY AFFECTING US & ITALY
Date: Nov 23, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $5,435.00
source

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ SENIOR REPRESENTATIVES IN NATIONAL/STATE GOVT'S IN INDIA
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $8,010.86
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: United Distillers and Vintners North America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $275.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: BRIEFINGS & TOURS W/ SONY, WARNER, UNIVERSAL RECORD LABELS
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONFERENCE/SEMINAR
Date: Jul 4, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,824.00
source

Destination: SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,493.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT - NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Nov 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $721.17
source

Destination: SAN FRAN & LA, CALIF.
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: REVIEWING HIGH TECH INDUSTRIES
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $4,264.69
source

Destination: NEWPORT, RI
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,970.35
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Mortgage Bankers Association of America
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE ANNUAL MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE CONVENTION
Date: Jan 31, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,406.77
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American College of Radiation Oncology
Purpose: SPEAKING TO ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Feb 27, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $530.74
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,643.64
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,186.22
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL - NEW ORLEANS, LA - WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: SALEM LAW GROUP, ALLERGAN, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF OPTHOMOLOGY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $647.30
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 4, 2004
Expense: $428.71
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL - NAPLES, FL - WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Clark Consulting
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $550.58
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: FLUSA & PALM BEACH COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,691.95
source

Destination: SCOTTDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CONGRESS CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,071.00
source

Destination: FLORIDA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2005 CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD POLICY CONFERENCE-SPEAKING PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,669.93
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mark Foley

Parker Altman
Lisa Barkovic
Ramona Bean
Walter Ditto
Thomas Donhauser
Tod Donhauser
Michele Famiglietti
Kirk Fordham
Amy Freeman
John Hildreth
John Mac
Steve Martino
Elizabeth Nicolson



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

  • 08.20.14

    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

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  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

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