Federal spending on the arts and the sciences each would take a hit in the White House's proposal. And that would have ramifications locally, whether it's federally funded research at institutions of higher learning or arts programs at museums and theater companies that are the backbone of the region's tourist trade.
Entering the third year of a four-year grant, undergraduates from MCLA and Williams College have worked with both elementary teachers and college science professors to develop inquiry-based units of instruction based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in a program called “Teaching to Learn.”
This month, fourth-graders in Lanesborough and Williamstown have traded in four square for Punnett squares.
Genetics is just one of the lessons being taught by the nationally-recognized science program BioEyes, which returned this winter to Williamstown Elementary School and made its first stop at Lanesborough Elementary.
Shuvam Chakraborty, a senior from Bennington, Vt., and Josiah Tolvo, a senior from Sheffield, were named among the 300 students chosen from 1,750 entrants to the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition