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science-smart

The Science of Smart

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Back to The Data

Office of

Mark Pryor


Total cost of 36 office trips: $46,828.64


Trips by Mark Pryor
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $8,148.15

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $860.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: SARCOMA FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,346.01
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: PATHOLOGY SERVICES ASSOCIATES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,679.04
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN (ROUNDTRIP FROM LITTLE ROCK, AR)
Sponsor: Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas
Purpose: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR CAMDEN, ARKANSAS
Date: Aug 5, 2003
Expense: $1,154.00
source

Destination: BRANSON, MO (ROUNDTRIP FROM LITTLE ROCK, AR)
Sponsor: Arkansas Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEECH AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 8, 2003
Expense: $823.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2003
Expense: $1,352.62
source

Destination: FINDLEY, OH
Sponsor: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 3, 2003
Expense: $932.98
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mark Pryor

Megan Dooley
Derrick Freeman
Terri Glaze
Andrew Grobmyer
Rodell Mollineau
Walter Pryor
Robert Russell
Michael Teague
Elizabeth Wilson
Andrew York



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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    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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  • 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.