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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

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Trips by*

Shawn Friesen


Total cost of 3 trips: $4,630.06


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Collins

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL SYMPOSIUM, 2/19-2/21
Sponsor: ADVANCE PCS; BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD FEDERAL EMPLOYEE PROGRAM
Purpose: ATTEND SYMPOSIUM DISCUSSING ISSUES SURROUNDING LEGISLATION TO ADD A DRUG BENEFIT TO MEDICARE
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $1,472.35
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL, GUIDANT CORP, FIRST HEALTH, PREMIER, CARDINAL HEALTH
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A MULTI-SECTOR-VIEW OF THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BY TOURING VARIOUS HEALTH CARE FACILITIES; TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS AND WORK ON HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,690.37
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN
Sponsor: ST. JUDE MEDICAL INC., GUIDANT CORPORATION, MEDTRONIC, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Purpose: TO VISIT MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES AND MEDICAL RESEARCH FACILITIES AND MEET WITH THOSE IN THE INDUSTRY REGARDING NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND THE EFFECT OF FEDERAL POLICIES ON THESE HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $1,467.34
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shawn Friesen.


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

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.