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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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

Deborah Pryce


Total cost of 114 office trips: $196,693.59


Trips by Deborah Pryce
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $41,649.11

Destination: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF THE U.S. & EUROPEAN ECONOMIES & INTERESTS
Date: Sep 14, 1999 (7 days)
Expense: $12,354.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: American Trucking Associations
Purpose: ATA CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,699.00
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: $6,691.60
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS OF THE U.S. & EUROPEAN ECONOMICS & INTERESTS
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,050.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN
Sponsor: Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc
Purpose: PRESENTER & PARTICIPANT AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $6,297.30
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: IRVINGTON VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT TO DISCUSS AGENDA FOR 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: DC-GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Deborah Pryce

Jim Billimoria
Kelly Bulliner
Anne Buresh
Neil Chatterjee
Stephanie Christensen
Greg Crist
Timothy Day
John Destefano
Christopher Frech
Peter Freeman
Karla Ganswindt
Kathy Kerr
Kathryn Lehman
Kristin Maupin
Jennifer Parks
Brian Quintenz
Shiloh Reiher
Joel Roberson
Sara Rogers
Shalla Ross
Lori Salley
Juan Scott
Andrew Shore
Mathew Sturges
Michael Tomberlin



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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    Is school funding fair?

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