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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The former Seatack Elementary School building, now used as the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training academy, is a cornerstone of the district ... Other academy partners include NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Virginia Spaceport Authority, Luminary Air Group, Sentinel Robotic Solutions and Amazon....

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Pittsburgh Tribune Review 12 Jul 2024
Plum Council will gain a younger perspective when its two newest members join in September. Mercy Newell and Adam Smith, both 17, have been named as junior council members ... They will be able to attend council’s work sessions and voting meetings but will not vote or attend executive sessions that are closed to the public....

Exmouth Deaf Academy students campaign for puffin crossing

BBC News 12 Jul 2024
The council agrees the crossing can be built but academy needs to contribute £30,000 to the cost. ....

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The Alliance Review 12 Jul 2024
"I think it would take time, though ... The Stark County-based Bluecoats is renowned for its drum and bugle corps, while also providing educational programming and partnering with the EN-RICH-MENT Fine Arts Academy in Canton. "ArtsinStark’s role as our county arts council makes our community more vibrant," Mike Scott, CEO of Bluecoats, said....

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In 1964, a bunch of mop-topped young men appeared on the BBC’s early evening Tonight programme, being interviewed by a mildly bemused, but not unfriendly, Cliff Michelmore to promote the “Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men” ... Adam Behr has received funding from the British Academy and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. ....

Dozens of Williamson County track and field stars honored by TSWA as All-State competitors

Williamson Herald 10 Jul 2024
HIGH JUMP – Amiaya Shute, East Nashville, Sr.; Joslyn Brookins, Tyner Academy, So.; Khristina Parker, Trezevant, Sr ... POLE VAULT – Emerson Simpson, Brentwood Academy, Sr.; Claire Wetick, St ... SHOT PUTJordan Edmondson, Northpoint Christian, Jr.; Bobby Council, Franklin Road Academy, Sr.; Glenn Seabrooks, Davidson Academy, Sr....

Colona continues to debate Chestnut Drive project

Quad-City Times 10 Jul 2024
Alderman Amanda Stablein, 1st Ward, said the council had "really hard discussions" about which projects to do with the Rebuild Illinois funds and asked how they could now "fix it." ... Chief Swemline said this would actually save the city the cost of sending a new officer to the police academy....

Forum on civilizations comes to home of Confucius

China Daily 09 Jul 2024
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