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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Office of

Robert Wexler


Total cost of 85 office trips: $373,138.13


Trips by Robert Wexler
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $174,763.87

Destination: MOROCCO; KUWAIT; UNITED ARAB EMIRATES; OMAN
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: EDUCATION/MEETING W/GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $14,408.92
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: International Coalition for Missing Israeli Soldiers
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $3,160.80
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, AMMAN, BEIRUT
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,408.27
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: TURKEY
Sponsor: US-Turkish Business Counsel of Deik
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $11,915.00
source

Destination: SAUDI ARABIA; BAHRAIN
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Oct 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $10,517.17
source

Destination: TEL AVIV
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,419.05
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $4,786.00
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $6,221.68
source

Destination: ANKARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP-CAUCUS ON US TURKISH RELATIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $13,616.66
source

Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, JORDAN, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-MEETINGS W/ GOVT. OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,772.79
source

Destination: KAZAKHSTAN
Sponsor: Jewish Congress of Kazakhstan
Purpose: MTG W/ GOVT. OFFICIALS/FACT-FINDING
Date: May 26, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $29,950.72
source

Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, CAIRO, TEL AVIV
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; MTG W/ OFFICIALS
Date: Jun 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $11,991.33
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $6,539.00
source

Destination: COLOGNE, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-GERMANY ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $8,120.55
source

Destination: BERLIN
Sponsor: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,571.55
source

Destination: VIENNA-BRATSLAVA-BUDEPEST
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: MTGS W/GOVT. OFFICIALS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,787.72
source

Destination: AMMAN, JORDAN-TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS IN JORDAN & ISRAEL
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $6,461.75
source

Destination: KRAKOW & WARSAW, POLAND
Sponsor: Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $7,250.85
source

Destination: WASH, DC-BEIJING, CHINA-NANJING, CHINA-SHANGHAI, CHINA-NEW YORK
Sponsor: CASI FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN & CHINA CONTACT FRIENDLY ASSOC.
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,914.06
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Wexler

Debra Armentrout
Eva Cargill
James De Jesus
Eric Johnson
Jonathan Katz
Jacob Kurtz
Jacob Kurtzer
Lale Mamaux
Ellen Mclaren
Joshua Rogin
Halie Soifer
Suzanne Stoll
Halie Suifer
Lisa White
Eugene Wilk



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.