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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.

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Back to The Data

Office of

Steny Hoyer


Total cost of 44 office trips: $127,723.35


Trips by Steny Hoyer
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $39,549.64

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: National Association of Home Builders
Purpose: ATTEND BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Date: Jan 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $857.88
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM-MONTGOMERY-SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: ALABAMA PILGRIMAGE TO CELEBRATE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF '65 VOTING RIGHTS ACT MARCH
Date: Mar 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $989.00
source

Destination: New York, Ft. Lauderdale, Washington, D.C
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: Spoke before AFL-CIO Legislative Committee
Date: Feb 24, 2003
Expense: $381.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: MEET WITH NCTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,216.50
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: AMERICAN-ISRAEL EDUCATION FOUNDATION (AIPAC)
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH ISRAELI & PALESTINIAN LEADERS EDUCATION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,392.65
source

Destination: DELHI-AGRA, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,552.98
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL AT SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,956.34
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TOWN HALL MEETING WITH MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS
Date: Apr 19, 2004
Expense: $1,128.00
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM-MONTG.
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL AT SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,194.51
source

Destination: JERUSALEM-TEL AVIV
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $15,955.78
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Steny Hoyer

Cory Alexander
Alexis Brandt
Robert Cogorno
Nona Darrell
Marta David
John Defife
Stacey Farnen
Dayle Lewis
Regina Mahony
Alejandro Perez
Geoff Plague
Andy Quinn
David Ransom
Brian Romick



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.

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

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  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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  • 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.