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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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Back to The Data

Trips sponsored by

National Association of Federally Impacted Schools


Total cost of 10 trips: $13,649.74


Traveler: Robert Holmes (from the office of J.D. Hayworth)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: TO GIVE A SPEECH AND PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 2, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,389.33
source

Traveler: Lynn Selmser (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERALLY IMPACTED SCHOOLS TO DISCUSS REAUTHORIZATION OF THE IMPACT AID PROGRAM
Date: Feb 2, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,225.51
source

Traveler: Lynn Selmser (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination:
Purpose:
Date: Feb 7, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,601.39
source

Traveler: Erin Strawn (from the office of Randy Cunningham)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE NAFIS REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of George Miller)
Destination:
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $725.00
source

Traveler: Jana Weir (from the office of Robin Hayes)
Destination: WASH DC-LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,105.00
source

Traveler: Sally Lovejoy (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: VEGAS
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS IMPACT AID PROGRAM
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,176.34
source

Traveler: Erin Strawn (from the office of Randy Cunningham)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NAFIS REGIONAL CONFERENCE AND PARTICIPATE IN INFORMATION SHARING SESSIONS
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Traveler: Cynthia Vukmer (from the office of James Inhofe)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; SPEAKING AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,371.43
source

Traveler: Colin Sheldon (from the office of Norman Dicks)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER, PANELIST AND PARTICIPANT
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $755.74
source



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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    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and Vocational Ed

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