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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Academy of Chinese Theatre celebrates 70th anniversary

China Daily 29 Sep 2020
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of its founding, the National Academy of ... In the next four months, exhibitions, seminars and stage performances will be held on both online and offline platforms, recounting the academy's history and promoting opera education in the future....
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Defining and delivering xiaokang

China Daily 29 Sep 2020
... Studies of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, part of the Russian Academy of Sciences ... "This is the first time that the picture of xiaokang was accurate in history, and the goal impressed me," Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences researcher Ma Chi says....
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A+ World Academy Announces Its 2021-2022 Semester-at-Sea Voyage Plan

The Salamanca Press 28 Sep 2020
28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --�A+ World Academy, the international boarding school operating onboard the tall ship S.S.Sorlandet, has announced its 2021-2022 voyage plan ... About A+ World Academy ... In her 93-year history, the Sorlandet has cultivated a long tradition of educational endeavors....
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Black working-class pupils unfairly excluded in England, thinktank warns

The Observer 28 Sep 2020
“This paper reminds us that those who have been continually failed are found in PRUs and AP and that their segregation is a damning indictment of a planned education malaise, which has been designed and deployed on a specific section of society with a history of resistance and rebellion.”....
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Royal Academy’s delayed Summer Exhibition opens for autumn

AOL 28 Sep 2020
The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition has gone on display, after being delayed to autumn for the first time in its history ... Head II by Tim Shaw (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) ... The Royal Academy received more than 18,000 entries, with around 1,000 works going on display. ....
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John McClaughry: Free exercise and faith-based schools

Brattleboro Reformer 28 Sep 2020
The lead plaintiffs are Mount Holly parents who send their son to the Roman Catholic Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Rutland ... In 1999 the Vermont Supreme Court seized on this "no compelled support" clause to prevent the town of Chittenden from tuitioning 13 students to Mount Saint Joseph Academy....
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Sir David Attenborough: I refuse to cry in the corner over the planet

AOL 28 Sep 2020
Presenters taking part in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) craft awards at the Princess Anne Theatre, in Piccadilly, London ... David Attenborough with the Specialist Factual Award for Natural History Museum Alive 3D, at the 2014 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London....
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Must-see games for Week 3 of the 2020 Michigan high school football season

Michigan Live 28 Sep 2020
Friday. NOTE ... --- ... Friday ... --- ... Friday ... --- ... Friday. Skyline scored a 23-7 upset win over Ann Arbor Pioneer its season opener last week and will have a chance to get its first win against Bedford in school history. Skyline is 0-10 all-time against Bedford, who is coming off wins over Melvindale Academy for Business and Tech (41-0) and Ypsilanti (33-10). ---....
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Sir David Attenborough presents Prince George with fossilised shark tooth

AOL 27 Sep 2020
Presenters taking part in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) craft awards at the Princess Anne Theatre, in Piccadilly, London ... David Attenborough with the Specialist Factual Award for Natural History Museum Alive 3D, at the 2014 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London....
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PIGSKIN ROUNDUP: Uncharacteristic turnovers cost The King's Academy versus Friendship Christian

The Maryville Daily Times 27 Sep 2020
Amid the best start in program history, The King’s Academy coach Jonathan Sellers was most proud of the fact that the Lions turned it over once through the first five games of the season ... The King’s Academy will attempt to get back on track when it hosts Middle Tennessee Christian on Friday....
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Jaswant Singh – An exemplary cadet, excellent horseman & writer

Indian Express 27 Sep 2020
Dr Lal, a retired professor of English at the academy, who has also served as the editor of the NDA Journal for over 10 years, has done extensive research about the history of the premier tri-services academy for his books ... The Wing moved to Khadakwasla, Pune, in December 1954 in its new avatar as National Defence Academy....
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Health agencies, providers push for more people to get flu shot

Mount Pleasant Morning Sun 27 Sep 2020
The science is clear, said Dr ... Louis - and the rest of the state - are now on file at Central Michigan’s Museum of Cultural and Natural History. Sacred Heart Academy continues homecoming activities despite COVID-19 concerns. Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) is celebrating homecoming this week with a slightly different twist due to COVID-19 restrictions ... .......
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India in the historical imagination

Frontline 27 Sep 2020
Addressing the Indian History Congress, the organised body of historians that derived from the AIMH congress, in 1947, he quoted a Persian text on the export of history from the academy to the bazaars, and that shopkeepers, with little actual understanding of context, passed judgements and peddled them willy-nilly....

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