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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

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  • 08.19.14

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Office of

Pete Sessions


Total cost of 73 office trips: $178,737.50


Trips by Pete Sessions
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $65,506.55

Destination: ABA LEGISLATIVE LIASON ADVISORY CTTE
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: ADDRESS TO ABA LLAC ANNUAL MTG.
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,621.34
source

Destination: HIGH TECH FACT FINDING TRIP
Sponsor: TECH NET MASSACHUSETTS, KEANE INC
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $744.85
source

Destination: DALLAS TO MIAMI, MIAMI TO DALLAS
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPOKE ON PANEL
Date: Jan 23, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,963.91
source

Destination: HOUSTON
Sponsor: SWAILES AND COMPANY
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE ENERGY SECURITY COUNCIL CONCERNING LEGISLATION
Date: Mar 19, 2001
Expense: $187.50
source

Destination: HOUSTON-DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Vision America
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH TO THEIR ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
Date: Aug 23, 2001
Expense: $182.00
source

Destination: CHINA (SHANGHAI, XI'AN, BEIJING, BAOJI)
Sponsor: Association of Chinese Professionals
Purpose: MEET W/ BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT LEADERS TO PROMOTE COOPERATION & STRONG RELATIONS BETWEEN OUR COUNTRIES
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,290.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Institute for Science and International Security
Purpose: MALAYSIAN EFFORT ON TERRORISM, TRADE
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,500.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $9,200.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO FACILITATE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVED BILATERAL RELATIONS WITH CHINA
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $18,465.74
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: IMPROVING RELATIONS & ECONOMIC ISSUES IN ANTIGUA/BARBADOS
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,988.76
source

Destination:
Sponsor: US-Mexico Cultural & Educational Foundation
Purpose: NAFTA CONFERENCE & BI-NATIONAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Dec 3, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,737.56
source

Destination: LGA-NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MARKET STRUCTURES AND OTHER REGULATORY ISSUES FACING SECURITIES MARKETS
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $803.56
source

Destination:
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPEAK ON CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,570.16
source

Destination: OFFICIAL 3119 STANFORD UNIV MED CENTER
Sponsor: Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation
Purpose: VIEW RESEARCH IN DOWN SYNDROME, AUTISM, PARKINSON'S
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,089.20
source

Destination: REPUBLICA DOMINICANA AND THEN TO ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2005 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $8,161.97
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Pete Sessions

Calvert Anderson
Tucker Anderson
Matthew Bassett
Charles Bauer
Scott Cunningham
Guy Harrison
Orrin Harrison
Bobby Hillert
Jeff Koch
Elan Liang
Martin Mcguinness
Jacqueline Moran
Adrian Plesha
Joshua Saltzman
Christine Marie Sequenzia
Jeremy Van Haselen



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.