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Education News Archive - November 17, 2006

By JUSTIN ELLIS Staff Writer A half-day of school may become a thing of the past for youngsters here, as the School Committee considers switching to all- day kindergarten. Gorham would join a growing number of schools around Maine and across the country by establishing full-day kindergarten.

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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