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Education News Archive - October 30, 2006

By Jeff Commings, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Oct.

By Susan Simpson, The Daily Oklahoman Oct. 30--Glowing portraits, creaky noises, shadowy figures.

By Christina Vance, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Oct. 28--It was called one of the priciest Fresno Unified school board races in history -- $200,000 in a fight to win four school board seats. That was in 2002. Those same seats are up for grabs Nov.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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