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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Romaine Engle's trailblazing path to becoming a Pennsylvania State Trooper [From Our Archives]

Lancaster Online 29 Mar 2020
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College Hoops: Missouri Western men's team turns to BGA grad Martin

Williamson Herald 29 Mar 2020
Missouri Western didn’t have to look far to find a new men’s basketball coach. Will Martin, a Franklin-native and Battle Ground Academy graduate, was hired as the sixth coach in the history of the program this weekend. A press conference is expected Monday to announce the former assistant’s official hiring ... Joseph, Mo ... Well deserved brotha!” ... .......

Lady Gaga was born and a city gets its name: Five events that happened on March 28 in history

The National 28 Mar 2020
A star was born, a whirlwind celebrity marriage ended and a city officially changed its name… here are some of the most interesting things that have happened on this day in history Lady Gaga was born ... Meanwhile, her performance in A Star is Born (2018) had her making history once again....

Quick 5: Josh Hutchins

Tahlequah Daily Press 28 Mar 2020
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Cazateatro se une al Orpheum para programa piloto

La Prensa Latina 28 Mar 2020
Cazateatro Joins the Orpheum in Theatrical Storytelling Project. Por Dorimar Ferrer. Directora ejecutiva de Cazateatro y actriz. “Cualquier forma de arte es una forma de poder; causa impacto, puede influir en los cambios ...Ossie Davis ... Facing History, Shelby County Schools, Stax Music Academy, Refugee Empowerment Program y Cazateatro ... Tags .......

Art in times of crisis: how this exhibition shines the light on nature and conflict

Your Story 28 Mar 2020
Launched in 2014, PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation ... (Note ... The work of art teachers and academies should be promoted and accelerated,” he advises. From primary school onwards, children should get acquainted with the history and practice of art....

PUSD Board Votes in Favor of New Armenian Dual Immersion Academy

Asbarez 27 Mar 2020
Armenian History & Culture classes will be offered, as well ... Armenian Dual language immersion Academy at Blair will be the first public high school in Pasadena, surrounding cities, and the entire United States of America to offer Armenian language, history, and culture courses to its students....

Meydan Racecourse opened and Quentin Tarantino was born: Five events that happened on March 27 in history

The National 27 Mar 2020
A popular TV show first aired, a Russian cosmonaut died and one of Dubai's most popular landmarks opened to the public – here are some of the most interesting things that happened on this day in history ... During the 45th Academy Awards in 1973, Marlon Brando won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Vito Corleone in The Godfather....

11 surprising ways pandemics have changed the course of human history, from the Black Death ...

Business Insider 27 Mar 2020
Britannica , Khan Academy , History Today Smallpox (15th - 17th centuries) paved the way for the colonization of the Americas, killing as much as 95% of the native population, largely before Europeans began their conquest....

Virtual field trips: Free educational resources to combat boredom during COVID-19

Bemidji Pioneer 27 Mar 2020
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Find new routines for kids stuck at home during coronavirus shutdown

Las Vegas Sun 27 Mar 2020 By Genevie Durano (contact). Friday, March 27, 2020 . 2 a.m ... how to help keep your kids productive and creative—and stave off boredom ... To brush up on subjects like math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics and more, Khan Academy provides personalized learning for K-12 and early college, all for free ... ....

Parasite now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video: Check out details

BGR 27 Mar 2020
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Church cancellations

Aiken Standard 27 Mar 2020
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