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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Maine high schools began sports workouts Monday, but most are waiting until August

Bangor Daily News 07 Jul 2020
It was only an hour-long conditioning session, but Monday morning’s workout for members of several Foxcroft Academy athletic teams was meaningful. The athletes had the opportunity to interact with their friends and teammates for the first time as a group after nearly four months of isolation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Some Maine high schools began sports workouts Monday, but most are waiting until August

Bangor Daily News 07 Jul 2020
It was only an hour-long conditioning session, but Monday morning’s workout for members of several Foxcroft Academy athletic teams was meaningful. The athletes had the opportunity to interact with their friends and teammates for the first time as a group after nearly four months of isolation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Commentary: 'The rules are different for you': Black lawmakers on when they got 'the talk'

The Grand Island Independent 06 Jul 2020
I have almost 98% name identification in my district, and so usually folks recognize me, and it totally changes the tenor of the interaction ... I was told, "Be smart about your interactions ... In the police academy, I saw recruits from across the state and different agencies who had never had an interaction with an African American or Latino....
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Letter: Thanks for improving our quality of life

Chico Enterprise Record 05 Jul 2020
We believe the following deserve recognition and thanks. ... We took the 11-week VIPs Citizens’ Academy course some time ago, and were fortunate to be able to interact with many officers ... Both ride-alongs involved “our” officers interacting with Chico citizens, and in all cases, the officers were professional and compassionate....
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GO YOLO

The Daily Democrat 04 Jul 2020
Citizen Police Academy applications open. The Woodland Police Department Citizen Police Academy is a free interactive course designed to acquaint individuals who are not sworn police officers with the activities of the Police Department. The Citizen Police Academy is open to adults who live or work in the Woodland community....
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Papumba is the world’s top ranked preschool learning app and it’s available now at 85% off

Boing Boing 03 Jul 2020
As the top-ranked play-based preschool academy in over 30 countries, the app offers children from 2 to 7 years old over 500 different interactive games and activities, each created to foster learning in important STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) skills ... Prices are subject to change ... Papumba Fun Learning App for Kids ... ....
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5 Tips To Build Resilience In School-Aged Children

The Greeneville Sun 02 Jul 2020
For example, because of the online school model at Connections Academy, teachers can spend more one-on-one time with students building strong relationships and ensuring they are thriving both emotionally and academically via phone calls, interactive video lessons, email and in-person events....
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‘The rules are different for you’: Black lawmakers on when they got ‘the talk’

Roll Call 02 Jul 2020
I have almost 98 percent name identification in my district, and so usually folks recognize me, and it totally changes the tenor of the interaction ... I was told, “Be smart about your interactions ... In the police academy, I saw recruits from across the state and different agencies who had never had an interaction with an African American or Latino....
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Opportunity Education’s Quest Forward Academy Launches New Summer Bridge Program in Omaha to Help Prepare ...

Odessa American 30 Jun 2020
This distance learning-based program, which has already proven successful with Quest Forward Academy students, will provide real-time video interactions between participants over the summer ... “The mission of Quest Forward Academy’s Summer Bridge Program is to support students during this crucial transition.” ... About Quest Forward Academy Omaha....
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Hockey training starts at Kalinga Stadium

The Times of India 29 Jun 2020
Rajiv Seth, project director of the academy, said, “We are following all the guidelines and players have been asked to strictly follow social distancing while interacting with fellow sportspersons, trainers and support staff, wear mask while not training, wash hands and maintain personal hygiene ... The academy has maximum capacity for 30 girls....
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Researchers employ antennas for angstrom displacement sensing

PhysOrg 29 Jun 2020
... interaction between the illumination optical field and the optical antennas....
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Obituary: AIAS founding director and former Sunsoft EVP Rita Zimmerer

Gamasutra 29 Jun 2020
Rita Zimmerer, once EVP at Sunsoft and a Academy of Interactive Arts and Science founding director, has passed away at the age of 64 ... ....

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