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science-smart

The Science of Smart

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Trips by*

Catherine Wojtasik


Total cost of 10 trips: $18,596.55


Trips traveled under the office of Evan Bayh

Destination: TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT AND NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $896.86
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: CONFERENCE PRESENTER
Date: Jan 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Korea Economic Institute
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 29, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,830.09
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $934.00
source

Destination: GERMANY AND POLAND
Sponsor: Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,646.38
source

Destination: CRUM LYNNE, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Consumer Data Industry Association Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $618.37
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $826.65
source

Destination: BRASILIA AND SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,155.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,451.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of James Maloney

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW THE MORTGAGE INSURANCE INDUSTRY EXPANDS HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,388.20
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Catherine Wojtasik.


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

    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.