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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.

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Office of

Sheila Jackson Lee


Total cost of 47 office trips: $161,386.69


Trips by Sheila Jackson Lee
Total cost of congressperson's 24 trips: $84,011.96

Destination: TRAVEL TO DALLAS - SPEAKING
Sponsor: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc
Purpose: CONVENTION SPEAKING
Date: Jul 9, 2000
Expense: $83.00
source

Destination: LV - FLORIDA
Sponsor: Ford Motor Minority Dealer Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND: FORD LINCOLN MERCURY MINORITY DEALERS ASSOCIATION CONF.
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,224.53
source

Destination: TRAVEL FROM HOUSTON - TO MONTGOMERY, ALA.
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO COMMEMORATE CIVIL RTS MARCH
Date: Mar 3, 2001
Expense: $665.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: ALSTON DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Purpose: TO ATTEND WOMENS LEGISLATIVE DAY CONF.
Date: Mar 5, 2001
Expense: $251.50
source

Destination: CBC TRIP - WASHINGTON TO SAN JOSE, CA.
Sponsor: AT&T/MICROSOFT/AMERICAN AIRLINES
Purpose: CBC TECH SUMMITT
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $747.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry & Manpower
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $10,667.43
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Friends of Lou Jones
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT (NO HONORARIUM)
Date: May 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,390.75
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: American Petroleum Institute
Purpose:
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,338.25
source

Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Sponsor: Qatar Foundation
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE INAUGURAL CEREMONIES OF THE QATAR FOUNDATION'S "EDUCATION CITY" AND TO VISIT CAMP AL-SULAYAH IN DOHA, QATAR
Date: Oct 9, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $10,327.34
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL - NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO - HAVANA, CUBA - CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: THE INTERRELIGIOUS FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS / THE CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS FOUNDATION
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, VISIT CONSTITUENTS AT THE LATIN AMERICAN MEDICAL SCHOOL
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,579.15
source

Destination: PARIS - ALGIERS
Sponsor: FONDATION EL AMIR ABDELKADER
Purpose: TO OBSERVE THE APRIL 2004 ALGERIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, WHICH INCLUDED AN INVITATION ON OTHER INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS IN ORDER TO INSURE ORDERLY VOTING OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $9,794.89
source

Destination: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - BRASILIA, BRAZIL - SALVADOR, BRAZIL
Sponsor: IGATES TECHNOLOGIES; PHARMA; CITIGROUP; PORT OF NEW ORLEANS; GENERAL MOTORS; COCA COLA; GLAXO SMITHKLEIN
Purpose: A FACT-FINDING MISSION FOCUSED ON EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN BUSINESSES IN BRAZIL THROUGH TRADE AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE AFRO-BRAZILIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $8,777.45
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,402.72
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: SKINNER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Purpose: AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $860.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - MIAMI - HOUSTON
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOWN HALL MEETING; THE BLACK LATINO ALLIANCE: SHAPING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER FOR SUCCESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Oct 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $535.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY - HUNTSVILLE, AL - HOUSTON
Sponsor: OAKWOOD COLLEGE
Purpose: TO SPEAK WITH THE STUDENTS DURING THEIR WEEKLY CHAPEL REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING & THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS FROM HER PERSPECTIVE AS A MEMBER OF CONGRESS
Date: Oct 19, 2004
Expense: $660.30
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ - DETROIT, MI - HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: BLACK WOMEN'S DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THEIR ANNUAL LUNCHEON REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING & THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS FROM HER PERSPECTIVE AS A MBMER OF CONGRESS
Date: Oct 22, 2004
Expense: $884.70
source

Destination: HOUSTON - MIAMI - ST. KITTS - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: 9TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,305.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: State of the African American Male Initiative
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OAKLAND FORUM FOR THE STATE OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE
Date: Dec 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $988.19
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,745.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE-SRI LANKA-NEWARK
Sponsor: Communications Consortium Media Center
Purpose: TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $988.73
source

Destination: D.C. TO CAIRO-3/19-TO PARIS 3/20-PARIS-EGYPT 3/25-LEAVE CAIRO
Sponsor: American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO MAINTAIN BI-LATEST RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. & EGYPT
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,603.00
source

Destination: WASH DC TO NEW YORK, DOHA, QATAR, N'DJAMENA, CHAD
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: DOHA (ATTEND CONFERENCE ON TREE TRADE AND DEMOCRACY). CHAD (VISIT REFUGEE CAMPS; HUMANITARIAN FACT-FINDING)
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $10,142.43
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sheila Jackson Lee

Assad Akhter
Wendy Brafman
Leon Buck
Mark Carrie
Lillie Coney
Andres Dhokai
Vanessa Griddine
Rajah Manno
Ravi Sawhney
Dana Thompson
Yohannes Tsehai
James Williams
Gerald Womack



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

  • 08.19.14

    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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.