Education News Archive - June 21, 2009


British elementary schools have been advised to scrap one of the most venerable rules in English spelling: I before e except after c.

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'.