Academy

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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PEAK Academy says it's closing the achievement gap. Asheville council will give it $501K

Citizen Times 29 Feb 2024
Asheville City Council unanimously directed $501,384 in grant funds to PEAK Academy in a Feb ... Also in support of PEAK Academy, in November, council approved $50,000 in Strategic Partnership Grant funding for the school ... Asheville City Council first received an ARPA funding request from the school in September, in the form of Wynn's letter....
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LAC plans theatrical productions by veteran playwrights

Dawn 29 Feb 2024
The Lahore Arts Council will present theatrical productions written by veteran playwrights, officials tell Dawn ... The council will choose plays not only from its archival collection but will also ask new writers to contribute ... The council already has an Alhamra Academy of Performing Arts which is catering to visual art and performing art classes....
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The Post and Courier 29 Feb 2024
3-Killian Coluccio (Christian Brothers Academy, NJ) FR ... 11-Alexander Diaz (Council Rock North, PA) SR. 12-Julian Rios (Phillips Academy, MA) SO ... 3-Paul Kenny (Christian Brothers Academy, NJ) FR ... 9-Nicholas Garcia (Marmion Academy, IL) SO ... Jack Baron (Germantown Academy, PA) SO. Michael Batista (Blair Academy, NJ) FR ... 3-Leo DeLuca (Blair Academy, NJ) JR....
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Secondary school offer day: how to appeal against a placement decision

The Times/The Sunday Times 29 Feb 2024
There will be celebrations and disappointment, with some schools substantially oversubscribed ... Different schools and local councils can set their own admissions priorities. Academies and free schools are in charge of their own admissions, although applications are ... ....
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Parents face increased fines of £80 if they take their children out of school for ...

The Daily Mail 29 Feb 2024
Mrs Keegan said ... READ MORE ... Since then, schools and councils have admitted they had fallen out of the habit of issuing penalties since so many people have been absent with Covid-19. The Government's new drive also includes plans for schools to share their daily attendance registers with the Department of Education (DfE), councils, and academy trusts ... ....
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Parents face higher fines for school absences as part of attendance drive

AOL 29 Feb 2024
Under the new measures – which have been announced as part of the Government’s efforts to try to cut down on the number of children who are regularly missing school – every state school in England will share their daily attendance registers with the DfE, councils and academy trusts....
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Council approves $500,000 for PEAK amid Gaza protests

Mountain Xpress 28 Feb 2024
Council proceeded through its agenda amid the demonstration, which included voting unanimously to support a funding request for more than $500,000 in American Rescue Plan funding for Asheville PEAK Academy ... Council voted unanimously to support a funding request from PEAK Academy toward transportation, food, facility and uniform costs....
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Ex-CDRI scientist and actor Anil Rastogi to get Sangeet Natak Akademi award

Hindustan Times 28 Feb 2024
The general council of Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, New Delhi, at its meeting held on February 21 and 22, selected 92 artistes from the field of music, dance, theatre, traditional/folk/tribal music/dance/ theatre, puppetry and overall ......
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Foreign journalists visit exhibition on Chinese civilization

People Daily 28 Feb 2024
Organized by China's State Council Information Office, the group was also invited to a lecture on Chinese civilization and archeological discoveries given by Chinese ......
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8-Team Knockout Football Tourney From Today At TRC

Kashmir Observer 28 Feb 2024
In the second contest of the day, Sports Council Football Academy will battle Jhelum FC, with kick off at 2.30 PM. The tourney is being organised by J&K Football Association, J&K Sports Council and 92.7 Big FM ... ....
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Village Council votes to extend contract with Orion Twp. for police services

The Lake Orion Review 28 Feb 2024
LAKE ORIONThe Lake Orion Village Council approved extending its current contract with Orion Township for law enforcement services for another 60 days ... Additionally, council voted 6-0 to send police recruits to the MCOLES Public Safety Academy Assistance Grant Program at village expense, or through grant funding....
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Ashok Saraf, Rajeev Verma, Bombay Jayashri to receive Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Deccan Herald 28 Feb 2024
Besides, these eminent artists cover the entire gamut of the performing arts forms expressed in the form of music, dance, drama, folk & tribal art, puppetry and allied theatre art forms etc,” the Akademi said in a release.&nbsp;</p><p>In the release, the Akademi ......
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Scala Data Centers announces the legendary creator of PUE, Christian Belady, as a Board member

Victoria Advocate 28 Feb 2024
BARUERI, Brazil, Feb ... His contributions granted him the title of "Distinguished Engineer" and extend beyond Microsoft ... the Data Center Icon Award from the Northern Virginia Technology Council and election to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), alongside names such as Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates ... .......

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