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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*

Jamila Thompson


Total cost of 8 trips: $13,002.41


Trips traveled under the office of Barbara Lee

Destination: MIAMI-HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: MARAZUL CHARTERS
Purpose: HUMANITARIAN DELEGATION TO DELIVER MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO THE DISABLED COMMUNITY IN CUBA. HELD MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REGARDING EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY AND GOVERNMENT.
Date: Apr 9, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE & UN
Sponsor: Better World Campaign
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR AND BRIEFINGS FROM NYSE, UN STAFF AND US-UN EMBASSY.
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $144.00
source

Destination: MIAMI-CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA
Sponsor: PACIFIC COAST SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN THE FIRST AFRO-COLOMBIAN INSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE IN CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA. MET GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS TOPICS RELATED TO US POLICY TOWARDS COLOMBIA FOCUSING PRIMARILY ON THE EFFECT ON AFRO-COLOMBIANS
Date: Jul 29, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,550.00
source

Destination: SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA-ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2004 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO ST. LUCIA & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,831.50
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: THE INTERRELIGIOUS FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS/THE CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS FOUNDATION
Purpose: MET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, VISITED CONSTITUENTS AT THE LATIN AMERICAN MEDICAL SCHOOL
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.73
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: 2004 CONGRESSIONAL CARIBBEAN CAUCUS STAFF RETREAT
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,702.15
source

Destination: ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN THE CARIB NEWS CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Public Private Ventures
Purpose: ATTENDED CONFERENCE ON PRISONER RE-ENTRY, EMPLOYMENT, MENTORING, RESEARCH, CASE MANAGEMENT, AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,080.03
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jamila Thompson.


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

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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

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  • 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.