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The Science of Smart

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Trips by*

Mark Strand


Total cost of 7 trips: $9,295.44


Trips traveled under the office of James Talent

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP-PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE FOOD, BEVERAGE, AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS INDUSTRY, INCLUDING HEALTH AND NUTRITION, FOOD SECURITY AND SAFETY, FOOD LABELING, TRADE, BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,010.24
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT ON ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $894.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ANNUAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,588.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,346.20
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT ON ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $997.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mark Strand.


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.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

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