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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Massachusetts State Police ‘turning a corner’ as more reforms proposed

Boston Herald 17 Jan 2020
Baker — after walking through the New Braintree State Police Academy door that ... The new colonel said the current class of 252 recruits is the first to go through the academy with the new curriculum with new focuses on empathy, de-escalation, implicit bias and crisis interactions....

Uyboco: The Freedom Academy (Part 2)

Sun Star 16 Jan 2020
The Freedom Academy is a Self-Directed Learning Community built on the idea that people (from childhood and all the way until they die) are naturally curious about the world around them and are always working at increasing their knowledge and understanding of it ... The academy provides a supportive environment where they.....

Citizens Police Academy back for 22nd year in Johnson County

Cedar Rapids Gazette 15 Jan 2020
Ashten Hayes, the Iowa City Police Department’s outgoing Community Relations Officer who has represented the department during the academy the past four years, said the academy offers participants a chance to interact with police officers beyond when they are doing a traffic stop or responding for a call for service....

Plano PD accepting Citizens Police Academy applications

Plano Star Courier 15 Jan 2020
Plano residents interested in the inner workings of the Plano Police Department are encouraged to apply to the spring 2020 Citizens Police Academy ... Lectures and activities in the police academy involve a tactical driving course, burglary investigations, K9 interaction, bomb squad and SWAT team equipment, and firearm safety....

Gaming Hall Of Fame Announces This Year's Inductee, Connie Booth

Gamespot 15 Jan 2020
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced this year's inductee to its Hall of Fame ... https.// — Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (@Official_AIAS) January 14, 2020....

TV academies ask Pompeo to allow foreign documentarians entry for Emmy Awards

The Hill 14 Jan 2020
The TV academies are banding together and asking Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoHillicon Valley ... The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the TV Academy sent a joint letter to Pompeo Tuesday, calling on him to take action after journalists and documentarians have been denied entry to the U.S....

Longtime Sony Exec Connie Booth to Be Inducted Into AIAS Hall of Fame

The Hollywood Reporter 14 Jan 2020
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has revealed its 24th hall of fame honoree ... She is currently the vp of product development at Sony Interactive Entertainment.  ... creators and players to meet and engage in deeply immersive interactive entertainment."....

Dispute over charter school denying opportunity to students

The Robesonian 13 Jan 2020
Recently, an editorial appeared that stated Old Main STREAM Academy could leak into the District 47 election ... Old Main STREAM Academy never aspired to become a political pawn, but here we are. So, let’s give voice to facts concerning Old Main STREAM Academy that can and should be verified in the application....

3M's Energy Academy and Medium Voltage Support Site Helps Serve the Construction Industry

Killeen Daily Herald 13 Jan 2020
The first launch is 3M Energy Academy, available at This online educational site offers interactive training modules, installation videos and application demonstrations ... that's available on-demand," said Haya Hasan, marketing leader for 3M Energy Academy....

Math4Life provides resources for Berkeley County Schools’ students and more

Herald Mail 12 Jan 2020
It also provides a link to the Khan Academy, a nonprofit educational organization that provides free video tutorials and interactive exercises like practice problems, she said. “Even with my background, I often go to the Khan Academy refreshing my brain a little bit on different subjects,” she said....

Business meetings

The Herald Palladium 11 Jan 2020
Round Barn to host business forum ... 15 from 5.30-7.30 p.m ... BENTON HARBOR — The Kinexus Leadership Academy is holding a six-hour interactive workshop on becoming a better speaker ... For more information about the Kinexus Leadership Academy or to register, visit ... ....

New Ivy League Preschool Set to Open

The Morning Journal 11 Jan 2020
10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pr�scolaire is thrilled to announce the opening of a premier early learning academy in Mason, Ohio ... Each Pr�scolaire academy is like a family ... Everyone�serving at Pr�scolaire is valued and appreciated for�their individuality and unique contributions, empowered to make the best possible choice in every interaction.�....

DICE Awards Announces Game of the Year 2019 Nominees | Game Rant

Game Rant 11 Jan 2020
Since 1998, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has honored some of the most noteworthy titles out there with the annual DICE Awards, and today it announced the nominees for this year’s ceremony, which will cap off a week-long industry gathering at the 2020 DICE Summit next month ... RELATED ... Arise ... Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences ....