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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.

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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

    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

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Back to The Data

Office of

Ellen Tauscher


Total cost of 42 office trips: $81,450.16


Trips by Ellen Tauscher
Total cost of congressperson's 23 trips: $31,681.81

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS; PRESS TOUR
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS; PRESS TOUR
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $800.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-ATLANTA-JACKSONVILLE-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DLC
Date: Mar 23, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DLC
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-NEW ORLEANS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $741.50
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FLA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,011.86
source

Destination: PORTLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DLC
Date: May 30, 2001
Expense: $275.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA-INDIANAPOLIS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DLC
Date: Jul 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $725.00
source

Destination: MANCHESTER, NH
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFFILIATED WITH THE DLC
Date: Feb 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-PHOENIX-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFFILIATED WITH THE DLC
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN FORUM AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Date: Mar 8, 2002
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,281.29
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL "THIRD WAY" MEETING
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,601.30
source

Destination: IOWA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL AND OTHER STATE OFFICIALS
Date: Jun 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $575.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL AND OTHER STATE OFFICIALS
Date: Jul 27, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $873.91
source

Destination: WHITE OAK, FLA.
Sponsor: Leaders Project
Purpose: DEFENSE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFFILIATED WITH THE DLC
Date: Mar 10, 2003
Expense: $430.00
source

Destination: TAMPA - TALLAHASSEE
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFFILIATED WITH THE DLC
Date: Apr 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $885.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICH.
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,279.63
source

Destination: Washington, D.C.;Jacksonville, FL;Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: Leaders Project
Purpose: Defense Issues Conference
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,150.64
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, LOS ANGELES, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Sponsor: NEW ZEALAND
Purpose: CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,925.37
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,776.31
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ellen Tauscher

Jeff Cohen
Liz Dahnken
John Fisher
Dana Gray
Bryan Hughes
Peter Muller



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.