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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

    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

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Back to The Data

Office of

Ed Pastor


Total cost of 44 office trips: $185,094.71


Trips by Ed Pastor
Total cost of congressperson's 27 trips: $143,209.19

Destination: SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: CHCI BOARD RETREAT AND BOARD MEETING
Date: Jan 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,303.55
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: DISCUSS AIRPORT ISSUE-AIR 21; APPROPRIATIONS
Date: Apr 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: VISIT WALL STREET; MEET CITIBANK CORP AND OTHER FINANCIAL PERSONS
Date: May 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,367.36
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: National Democratic Institute
Purpose: OVERSEE MEXICAN ELECTIONS
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $940.02
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: STUDY AVIATION SAFETY AND OPERATION ISSUES
Date: Jul 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,346.50
source

Destination: DC-PARIS-NORMANDY-PARIS-DC-PHX
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: MEET FRENCH SENATORS & CONGRESSMAN ABOUT NUCLEAR ENERGY ISSUES AND VISIT NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $19,685.00
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Sponsor: US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT OF MEXICO AND MEETING WITH MEXICAN SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVES AND BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $760.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Purpose: DISCUSS HISPANIC ISSUES WITH NATIONAL HISPANIC LEADERS
Date: Dec 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,762.00
source

Destination: MAUI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL AND ATTEND PANELS ON AIRPLANE INDUSTRY AND AIRPORT FACILITIES, ISSUES
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $4,919.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES CA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK TO MEMBERSHIP ATTENDING MEETING
Date: Feb 9, 2001
Expense: $216.50
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: US-Mexico Cultural & Educational Foundation
Purpose: MEET WITH MEXICO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, ADMINISTRATION AND PRESIDENT FOX
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,261.18
source

Destination: GREENBRIER W. VA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,402.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX-PHX
Sponsor: LABORER'S INTERNATIONAL UNION
Purpose: SPEECH TO REGIONAL MEETING
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $633.25
source

Destination: DC-CHESTER (UK)-SELLAFIELD-EDINBURG-PHX
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: VISIT CAPENHURST (DECOMMISSION OF NUCLEAR SITE) STELLAFIELD FACILITIES (REPROSSESSING NUCLEAR SPENT FUEL) MXO DEVELOPMENT
Date: May 27, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $16,450.00
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE WY
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: RAILROAD LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,645.00
source

Destination: KONA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $15,149.00
source

Destination: KINGSMILL VA
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: BOARD RETREAT
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $669.94
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SEMINAR
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,178.92
source

Destination: CHCI BOARD MEETING & CHCI BOARD RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: PHX-PUERTO RICO-WASHINGTON D.C.
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,923.17
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT FOR HOUSE MEMBERS
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA-AVIGNON-PARIS
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT: VANDELLO I & II & EURODIF ENRICHMENT FACILITY
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $19,872.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: SOUTHWEST STUDENT SERVICES CORPORATION
Purpose: MAKE A PRESENTATION ON REAUTHORIZATION AND APPROPRIATIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION ACT
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,102.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Latino Elected Officials and affiliates
Purpose: ATTEND A NALEO MEETING
Date: Aug 28, 2003
Expense: $191.00
source

Destination: D.C. - GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,176.00
source

Destination: KONA, LA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL; MEET WITH FAA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,227.00
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: LEARN METHODS FOR STUDENT TEACHER SCHOOL ASSESSMENT OF NCLB-NCLB IS LEGISLATION FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,735.80
source

Destination: MIAMI-QUITO-GALAPAGOS ISLAND-QUITO-MIAMI
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: THE DELEGATION VISITED SITES DESIGNATED TO (BOTTOM)
Date: May 28, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $18,708.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ed Pastor

Laura Campos
Suzanne Farmer
Marian Leonardo
Eve Young



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.