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The Science of Smart

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Joyce Postell


Total cost of 8 trips: $6,205.50


Trips traveled under the office of Kendrick Meek

Destination: REGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT TO WEST PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RETURNED TO WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (8090) AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA (20
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP VISITING SUGARCANE FARMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $884.60
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $449.00
source

Destination: ST. THOMAS AIRPORT
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: ATTENDED A MENTAL HEALTH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION IN ST. THOMAS. PARTICIPATED IN TOWN HALL MEETING ON MENTAL HEALTH
Date: Apr 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,040.42
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IT'S IMPACT ON HUMANS AND HEALTH
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $460.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO AIRPORT
Sponsor: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS; FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL
Purpose: THIS WAS AN EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING THE CITRUS DEPARTMENT
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $456.15
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: ATTENDED THE TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH SUMMIT ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC HEALTH DISPARITIES
Date: Jul 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $938.26
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE LOUISIANA SUGAR INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,238.59
source

Destination: CHICAGO O'HARE AIRPORT
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING AT THE CORD BLOOD BANK AND TRANSPLANT CENTER SITE IN CHICAGO, IL
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $738.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Joyce Postell.


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.

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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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

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  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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