An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

The original Academy

Before Akademia was a school, and even before Cimon enclosed its precincts with a wall, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

Plato's immediate successors as "scholarch" of Akademia were Speusippus (347–339 BC), Xenocrates (339–314 BC), Polemon (314–269 BC), Crates (ca. 269–266 BC), and Arcesilaus (ca. 266–240 BC). Later scholarchs include Lacydes of Cyrene, Carneades, Clitomachus, and Philo of Larissa ("the last undisputed head of the Academy"). Other notable members of Akademia include Aristotle, Heraclides Ponticus, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Philip of Opus, Crantor, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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TCPalm 19 May 2024
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OPINION Yamashita: Thank you, mayors

Guam Pacific Daily News 19 May 2024
Her list of accomplishments is countless – from board leadership for GCC Health Centers Board, Serve Guam AmeriCorps, Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities (CAHA), Project Bisita and others ... He served as president of the Association of Pacific Island Local Governments and as president of the Mayors’ Council of Guam....

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News-Review - Petoskey 18 May 2024
During the morning of May 15, homeschoolers along with students from Concord Boyne Academy rotated through seven educational stations on the boat, each managed by Watershed Council staff and volunteers, including members of the U.S....

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Guam Pacific Daily News 17 May 2024
Hurao Academy founder Ann Marie Arceo confirmed Thursday that the organization has submitted a charter petition to the Guam Academy Charter School Council, with a public hearing on the petition scheduled for May 28 ... Just last week, the charter school council approved a charter ......

Annapolis Alderman Elly Tierney announces retirement, move to Massachusetts

Baltimore Sun 17 May 2024
Annapolis Alderman Elly Tierney, a Democrat representing Ward 1, said she will be leaving the Annapolis City Council in August and moving to Massachusetts, in an email Friday morning to her constituents ... It’s representation on the council excludes state and federal property such as the U.S. Naval Academy, Tierney said....

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Daily Press 16 May 2024
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The Conversation 16 May 2024
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Stockwatch 16 May 2024
The President thanked the outgoing transitional administration of the Cyprus Academy, with Loukas Christoforou first President and then Andreas Demetriou, as well as the newly elected Council, chaired by Professor Achilleas Emilianides, and the members of the first Senate, who, ......

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Telegram & Gazette - Worcester 16 May 2024
The Central Mass. High School Sports Awards is proud to announce the player of the year nominees for boys' hockey ... Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins promptly at 7 ... Nominees can register here ... St ... St ... St ... He served as class president and vice president of the National Honor Society and student council. In the fall, he will attend Worcester Academy....

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The Manila Times 15 May 2024
Mike Morales, president of the MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy, emphasized the need for modern training methods to address cultural and behavioral dynamics amongst aspiring seafarers ... Dan Tolentino, training manager at the International Maritime Employers Council, said.....

School’s new rules are so strict ’30 have been suspended and 40 have quit’

Metro UK 15 May 2024
Grainne Siggins, executive director for people at Bracknell Forest Council, said. ‘Brakenhale School is an academy in the Greenshaw Learning Trust and therefore any complaints should be made directly to the school so their complaints process can be followed. ‘The council is not ......

Furious parents accuse school of treating their children like prisoners after banning them from...

The Daily Mail 15 May 2024
Grainne Siggins, executive director for people at Bracknell Forest Council, said. 'Brakenhale School is an academy in the Greenshaw Learning Trust and therefore any complaints should be made directly to the school so their complaints process can be followed. 'The council is not ......

Hampden Academy announces graduation speakers

Bangor Daily News 14 May 2024
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