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Education News Archive - March 24, 2006

By Angela Rozas, Chicago Tribune Mar. 24--An East Leyden High School teacher was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old female student, police said.

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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