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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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Trips sponsored by

Amistad America


Total cost of 15 trips: $27,979.39


Traveler: Bobby Scott (from the office of Bobby Scott)
Destination: DC TO MYSTIC CT TO NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR FOR CBCF
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $954.49
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Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: HARTFORD CONNECTICUT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,300.92
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Traveler: Earl Hilliard (from the office of Earl Hilliard)
Destination: HARTFORD, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,792.10
source

Traveler: Elliot Ginsberg (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: LEDYARD, MYSTIC SEAPORT AND HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $930.58
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Traveler: George Shevlin (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: LEDYARD, MYSTIC SEAPORT AND HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,564.44
source

Traveler: Holly Canevari (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: LEDYARD, MYSTIC SEAPORT AND HARTFORD CONNECTICUT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,564.46
source

Traveler: John Larson (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: LEDYARD, MYSTIC SEPORT AND HARTFORD CONNECTICUT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,339.99
source

Traveler: Carrie Meek (from the office of Carrie Meek)
Destination: HARTFORD, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,969.59
source

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: MYSTIC SEAPORT, LEDYARD, HARTFORT, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,239.36
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Traveler: Eva Clayton (from the office of Eva Clayton)
Destination: MYSTIC SEAPORT, LEDYARD, AND HARTFORT, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,443.76
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: MYSTIC CONNECTICUT
Purpose: REVISIT THE AMISTAD
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,794.36
source

Traveler: Andrea Martin (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: MYSTIC SEAPORT, LEDYARD & HARTFORD, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,967.88
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: MYSTIC SEAPORT, LEDYARD & HARTFORD, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,002.88
source

Traveler: Michael Elazier (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: MYSTIC SEA PORT, LEDYARD, HARTFORD, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,946.88
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Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MYSTIC, CT
Purpose: LAUNCHING OF THE RECREATED FREEDOM SCHOONER AMISTAD
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $167.70
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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

  • 08.19.14

    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.