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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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Trips sponsored by

Connell Co


Total cost of 25 trips: $29,635.96


Traveler: John Dingell (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: DETROIT-NEW YORK-WESTFIELD N.J.-WASH. D.C.
Purpose: LUNCHEON SEMINAR
Date: May 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
source

Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: BOSTON - NEWARK - WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 17, 2000
Expense: $479.50
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: WESTFIELD, NJ
Purpose: TO SPEAK ABOUT CURRENT LEGISLATIVE ISSUES/ADDRESSING A GROUP OF EXECUTIVES AT THE CONNELL COMPANY
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,050.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEAKER AT SEMINAR
Date: Sep 18, 2000
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 9, 2000
Expense: $511.00
source

Traveler: Byron Dorgan (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: ADDRESS EMPLOYEES OF CONNELL COMPANY ABOUT CURRENT LEGISLATION EVENTS IN CONGRESS AT COMPANY MEETING
Date: Mar 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $993.00
source

Traveler: Bob Etheridge (from the office of Bob Etheridge)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE TO COMPANY EMPLOYEES
Date: Mar 27, 2001
Expense: $639.50
source

Traveler: John Dingell (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATING IN SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Apr 17, 2001
Expense: $83.00
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: MEETING & SPEECH AT CONNELL HEADQUARTERS TO ACCOMPANY REP. JEFFERSON
Date: Jul 10, 2001
Expense: $240.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: ADDRESS A GROUP OF CONNELL GROUP EXECUTIVES ON A VARIETY OF POLITICAL ISSUES
Date: Sep 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,184.00
source

Traveler: Martin Frost (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PENN STATION, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,412.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: BERKLEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN SEMINAR
Date: May 20, 2002
Expense: $469.50
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN SEMINAR SERIES ON THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Sep 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,677.00
source

Traveler: Martin Frost (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Feb 7, 2003
Expense: $2,528.50
source

Traveler: Tim Johnson (from the office of Tim Johnson)
Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR THE CONNELL COMPANY'S SEMINAR SERIES ON THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $570.00
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 30, 2003
Expense: $563.50
source

Traveler: Marion Berry (from the office of Marion Berry)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Purpose: SPEECH TO EMPLOYEES OF THE CONNELL CO.
Date: May 5, 2003
Expense: $430.00
source

Traveler: Patrick Kennedy (from the office of Patrick Kennedy)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE LUNCHEON
Date: May 28, 2003
Expense: $900.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: NEWARK, N.J. TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN SEMINAR
Date: Jul 21, 2003
Expense: $316.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONNELL COMPANY
Date: Sep 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,516.44
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Purpose:
Date: Feb 23, 2004
Expense: $568.70
source

Traveler: Martin Frost (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEWARK, NJ (ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE)
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Mar 2, 2004
Expense: $2,558.70
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: ATTENDED LUNCHEON TO ADDRESS SENIOR EXECUTIVES
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,466.13
source

Traveler: Bennie Thompson (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEWARK, NJ - BILOXI, MS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPANT IN A SEMINAR ENTITLED "THE 109TH CONGRESS" AND PROVIDE UPDATE INFORMATION ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES IN FOREIGN TRADE, TAXES, AND THE ECONOMY
Date: May 6, 2005
Expense: $831.60
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR
Date: Jun 13, 2005
Expense: $618.89
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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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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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  • 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

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