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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 by*

Rachel Perry


Total cost of 6 trips: $12,661.43


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SACRAMENTO, CA TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Wachovia Bank
Purpose: TO VISIT A STUDENT LOAN PROCESSING CENTER AND ATTEND MEETINGS IN PREPARATION FOR THE UPCOMING HEA REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,197.42
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, POLICY BRIEFINGS AND VISIT W/ ILLINOIS COMPANIES W/ EXHIBITS IN THE SHOW
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,651.53
source

Destination: SVO (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
Sponsor: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY COUNCIL/RUSSIAN DUMA
Purpose: INTERPARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $5,749.00
source

Destination: THE TIDES-IRVINGTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,114.48
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: WILLIAMSBURG MARRIOTT - HOTEL THE CONGRESSIONAL INSTITUTE - DINNER
Purpose: ADVANCE TRIP TO SEARCH FOR POSSIBLE LOCATION FOR HOLDING YEARLY GOP MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jul 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $221.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Rachel Perry.


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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  • 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.