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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.

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.

Back to The Data

Office of

George Miller


Total cost of 91 office trips: $210,406.00


Trips by George Miller
Total cost of congressperson's 43 trips: $164,901.36

Destination: POMONA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Cal Poly Pomona Foundation Inc
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF EDUCATION POLICY WITH FACULTY & ADMINISTRATORS OF CALIFORN STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
Date: Dec 8, 1999
Expense: $98.50
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Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,922.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: OUTDOOR RECREATION COUNCIL OF AMERICA
Purpose: ORCA AND SPORTING GOODS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION MEETING GEORGE MILLER INVITED TO SPEAK
Date: Jan 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,158.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,275.60
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Family Farm Alliance
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,232.50
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: University of Phoenix
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, BRIEFING ON UNIVERSITY'S EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,363.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Workers Rights Consortium
Purpose: SPEAKER AT WORKER RIGHTS CONSORTIUM FOUNDING CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 7, 2000
Expense: $408.00
source

Destination: MERU NATIONAL PARK, KENYA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE
Purpose: TO VISIT MERU PARK TO LOOK AT ANTI-POACHING ACTIVITIES & OTHER EFFORTS UNDERWAY TO RESTORE THE PARK.
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $530.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $2,929.40
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: US Conference of Mayors
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PLENARY SESSION OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: WILKESBARRE, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT STUDENT LOAN SERVICING
Date: Jun 16, 2000
Expense: $869.03
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 16, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $4,685.20
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,095.68
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAKER AT AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WINTER MEETING
Date: Feb 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,723.22
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY & THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $8,464.80
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,080.40
source

Destination: RUIDOSO, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: Hubbard Enterprises
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO FORT STANTON, NEW MEXICO, FOR THE RESTORATION OF FORT STANTON
Date: Sep 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,361.00
source

Destination: BILLINGS, MONTANA
Sponsor: LIZ CLAIRBORNE AND ART ORTENBERG FOUNDATION
Purpose: WORKSHOP ON RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,878.51
source

Destination: PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: LANG HANSEN O'MALLEY & MILLER (SACRAMENTO CA)
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE FORUM ON WATER
Date: Nov 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $698.74
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MONDALE LECTURES ON PUBLIC SERVICE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN LECTURE & PANEL DISCUSSION ON CHILDREN
Date: Nov 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,128.70
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,345.20
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,500.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Purpose: AACTE 54TH ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $313.68
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 30, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,003.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 25, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $6,726.00
source

Destination: LANAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,506.40
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: TAPING FOR FRONTLINE PBS TELEVISION SERIES ON CHILD WELFARE
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,986.50
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,826.43
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $8,810.40
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $8,733.00
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,965.02
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,662.10
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: OUTDOOR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OUTDOOR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS & ATTEND THEIR TRADE SHOW
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $623.20
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-VENICE, ITALY-SF SAN FRANCISCO-VENICE, ITALY; PARIS, FRANCE-WASH., DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (16 days)
Expense: $11,049.82
source

Destination: MARTINEZ, CA TO TIBURON, CA
Sponsor: George Lucas Educational Foundation
Purpose:
Date: Oct 28, 2004
Expense: $215.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO - HELENA, MONTANA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: MONTANA WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ATTEND AND KEYNOTE ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $874.47
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO - PUERTO VALLARTA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,704.68
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PORTLAND, OREGON-SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Willamette University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DEMPSEY ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE AND CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $791.41
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,917.40
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-SALT LAKE CITY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE, "PROGRESSIVE LITIGATION IN PERILOUS TIMES"
Date: Mar 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,606.82
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-SAN DIEGO-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT TEAMSTERS' ANNUAL MEETING RE SOCIAL SECURITY & MULTI-EMPLOYER BENEFIT PLANS
Date: Mar 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $877.35
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-ISTANBUL, TURKEY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 28, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $8,336.90
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 12, 2005 (18 days)
Expense: $5,088.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of George Miller

Ellynne Bannan
Charles Barone
Alice Cain
Guerino Calemine
Denise Forte
Kathy Hoffman
James Kvaal
John Lawrence
David Madland
Ricardo Martinez
Benjamin Miller
Steve Moody
Alex Nock
Michele Varnhagen
Daniel Weiss
Mark Zuckerman



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.