Education News Archive - February 10, 2008
By Scott Travis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Feb. 10--More than 40 percent of students at Florida Atlantic University never do homework, take exams or write research papers. No, the Boca Raton school isn't facing a sudden influx of slackers.
Word of the Day
- 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'.