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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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Trips sponsored by

National Association of Letter Carriers


Total cost of 11 trips: $12,225.74


Traveler: Neil Abercrombie (from the office of Neil Abercrombie)
Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $119.00
source

Traveler: Denise Wilson (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE FORUM & CONVENTION
Date: Aug 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Robert Taub (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: TO ADDRESS NATIONAL CONVENTION ON POSTAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $781.47
source

Traveler: Daniel Moll (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: ADDRESS LEGISLATIVE WORKSHOP AT NAT'L. CONVENTION
Date: Aug 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,825.00
source

Traveler: Barney Frank (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BOSTON-CHICAGO-MEMPHIS
Purpose: SPEECH AT NALC CONVENTION
Date: Aug 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,338.74
source

Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: HARBOR SPRINGS MICHIGAN
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $259.90
source

Traveler: Neil Abercrombie (from the office of Neil Abercrombie)
Destination: ORANGE CO. CA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $459.50
source

Traveler: Nanci Langley (from the office of Daniel Akaka)
Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Purpose: TO SERVE ON A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL TO DISCUSS S. 2468, THE POSTAL REFORM BILL AT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS' CONVENTION
Date: Jul 17, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Traveler: Richard Boykin (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: HONOLULU, HI
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,450.00
source

Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Purpose:
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,080.46
source

Traveler: Ronald Martinson (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC/HONOLULU, HAWAII
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONVENTION-SEMINAR ON RETIREMENT ISSUES AFFECTING FEDERAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES. (ALSO SPENT DAY AT US NAVY FACILITIES AT PEARL HARBOR-MEETINGS WITH CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AND MANAGERS)
Date: Jul 20, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,111.67
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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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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