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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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Back to The Data

Office of

John Lewis


Total cost of 34 office trips: $33,923.68


Trips by John Lewis
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $0.00

Destination: LITTLE ROCK
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN LEWIS RECEIVED THE LIFETIME OF IDEALISM AWARD RECOGNIZED AS CITY YEAR'S HIGHEST HONOR
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE
Sponsor: Children’s Defense Fund
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN LEWIS SERVED AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE 2005 CALL TO ACTION NIGHT FOR 700 PRIMARILY BLACK COLLEGE STUDENTS
Date: Jun 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA - NEW YORK - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: THE LAWYER'S COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN LEWIS RECEIVED THE "BEACON OF JUSTICE AWARD" AND A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT
Date: Jun 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $0.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Lewis

Jessica Battaglia
Ruth Berg
Tammy Boyd
Joe Bryan
Sabrina Chapman
Linda Chastang
Michael Collins
Michaeleen Crowell
Jane Greaves
Brenda Jones
Jonathan Ketch
Torrey Lee
Edan Lichtenstein
Eric Mitchell
Rachelle O'neil
Matthew Washington
Kathryn Williams



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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    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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    Is school funding fair?

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