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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

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Trips by*

Julie Busbee


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,310.32


Trips traveled under the office of Spencer Bachus

Destination: HUNTSVILLE, AL - MOBILE, AL
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: AGRICULTURE TOUR
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Destination: MOBILE, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators
Purpose: ACCEPT AWARD FOR REP BACHUS
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $110.00
source

Destination: MOBILE - HUNTSVILLE, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Farmers Federation
Purpose: AG TOUR THRU NORTHERN AL
Date: Apr 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $859.32
source

Destination: DULLES
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON/AG TOUR
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,534.60
source

Destination: DULLES-LAX-TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,345.00
source

Destination: PBI
Sponsor: FL SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (80%) & SUGAR CANE COOPERATIVE OF FL (20%)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $996.00
source

Destination: D.C. - ORLANDO - DOTHAN
Sponsor: Railway Supply Institute
Purpose: RSI CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,510.60
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL-DOTHAN, AL; RETURN: MOBILE, AL TO DCA
Sponsor: Alabama Farmers Federation
Purpose: FACT FINDING-AG TOUR (AGRICULTURE TOUR)
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS (GREENBRIER)
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: CONFERENCE-SERVED ON INFRASTRUCTURE PANEL
Date: Jun 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $662.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Julie Busbee.


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

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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