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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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Office of

Diana Degette


Total cost of 23 office trips: $55,196.21


Trips by Diana Degette
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $49,936.36

Destination: FT. MYERS, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,010.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Society for Womens Health Research
Purpose: SPEAK AT A FORUM ON WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,028.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York University
Purpose: SPEAK AT SYMPOSIUM ON THE LEGAL ISSUES OF THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.00
source

Destination: PRAGUE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FORUM
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $3,997.00
source

Destination: DC-ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,070.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,857.61
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY IN MEDICINE AND RESEARCH
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE BIOCONFERENCE
Date: Nov 18, 2002
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: TAMPA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: POLICY CONF
Date: Nov 30, 2002
Expense: $3,151.50
source

Destination: COLOGNE, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: POLICY TRIP
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,620.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONF. ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,293.82
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO GROUP
Date: Jul 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,689.51
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAKER ORIENTATION FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,559.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Fordham University
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE FORDHAM SUMMIT ON BIO-PHARMACEUTICALS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $858.72
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,316.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE - STUTTGART, GERMAN
Sponsor: French-Ameriocan Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP WITH FRENCH AMERICAN FOUNDATION
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,386.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA-DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA-EUROPE COOPERATIVE EFFORTS
Date: Aug 18, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $5,592.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Diana Degette

Shannon Good
Dawn Patrice Jackson
Meghan Taira



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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    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

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