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Education News Archive - March 25, 2007

By JAMES MINTON BAKER - Nine people have applied to become superintendent of the city school system with a week remaining for candidates to submit an application. The School Board will consider applications postmarked through March 31, interim Superintendent Jerry Epperson said Friday.

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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