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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Eagle Eyes on the Ultimate Prize: Concord Academy boys set to face Calvary Day for ...

Independent Tribune 31 Oct 2020
The Concord Academy boys soccer players are taking the pitch with all the confidence in the world during the 2020 private-school state playoffs ... Now, Concord Academy is set to prove it can stand at the top of the heap in the NCISAA ... They are seeking the first state crown in program history....
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Delta Streets routs Hebron Christian for first-ever playoff win

Greenwood Commonwealth 31 Oct 2020
Delta Streets Academy’s first-ever playoff game in school history went quite nicely as the Lions knocked off Hebron Christian 40-0 in the first round of the MAISClass 2A state playoffs ... The Lions, who move to 7-4 overall with the win, will travel to Coushatta, Louisiana, to face Riverdale Academy, the No ... He ran for 23 yards on two tries ... ....
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Exploring the bylanes of historyArenahalli’s videos have earned him a steady following on social media ...

Deccan Herald 30 Oct 2020
Since 1986, the Karnataka Itihasa Academy, founded by Professor G S Dixit and Dr Suryanath U Kamat, has been silently working to promote awareness about the state’s history and heritage among the common public by holding seminars, workshops and other activities....
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Collins Academy continues work at Port Jefferson History and Nature Center

The Marshall News Messenger 30 Oct 2020
JEFFERSON — Downtown Jefferson has a couple of new attractions to visit as the Collins Academy continues updates to the Port Jefferson History and Nature Center ... The most recent installments at the park serve as a continuation of that work, Collins Academy Director Gary Endsley said....
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How Jewish day schools are studying for the 2020 election

Cleveland Jewish News 30 Oct 2020
“My goals as their history teacher during this election season fall into two main categories,” she wrote ... “I am very passionate about teaching government and current events, and want my students to understand they’re living through history,” she said through a school spokeswoman.Columbus Torah Academy....
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Portsmouth stabilizes Lyford sculpture honoring immigrant women

Portsmouth Herald 30 Oct 2020
The inscription on the base remains ... “My Mother the Wind” is one of four works created for the city by the late sculptor, who received the National Academy of Design's Sculpture Prize in 1990 ... Among his work after the war, Lyford helped establish WENH Channel 11 in Durham and taught art history and sculpture at Phillips Exeter Academy ... ....
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Berklee College of Music Appoints First Female President in School’s 75-Year History

Variety 30 Oct 2020
Muhl becomes the first woman to hold the title in the school’s ......
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Jessica 'Jessi' Tierney McCausland

The Maryville Daily Times 30 Oct 2020
Jessi will be sadly missed by family, friends, and colleagues ... She truly enjoyed music, art, making homemade gifts for others, baking, history, historic preservation, genealogy, nature, animals and wild-life ... During the 2019-2020 school year, Jessica was a history teacher (grades 6-12) at Xceed Preparatory Academy in Florida ... .......
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Obituaries for Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

The Maryville Daily Times 30 Oct 2020
Dorothy Hershberger Armstrong, 85, of Maryville, TN died on October 28, 2020 ... Mrs ... Mr ... She truly enjoyed music, art, making homemade gifts for others, baking, history, historic preservation, genealogy, nature, animals and wild-life ... During the 2019-2020 school year, Jessica was a history teacher (grades 6-12) at Xceed Preparatory Academy in Florida....

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