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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Live Online Academy Prepares Preschoolers for Next Steps

The Citizens' Voice 03 Dec 2020
The Kids 'R' Kids Online Academy is an online learning platform designed to engage early learners in a structured, curriculum-based platform that allows for teacher and peer interaction ... The Online Academy includes live, interactive 30-minute classes Monday through Friday, hosted by a certified teacher....
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OC law enforcement training academy sets livestreams

Odessa American 03 Dec 2020
The recruiting sessions for the Spring Academy will feature general information about the program, pre-admission requirements, the application form, the entrance process, and viewer ......
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Greater Knox Coding Academy accepts applications

The News-Enterprise 01 Dec 2020
Students who attend the Greater Knox Coding Academy will learn on equipment and software that reflects current and future standards in the coding industry, said ECTC’s Steve Bratcher, program coordinator. All computer stations in the lab have dual monitors with built-in computers, unique to the Greater Knox Coding Academy....
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Kudos: Praising positives

The News-Enterprise 01 Dec 2020
CODING ACADEMY. A new class for the Greater Knox Coding Academy at Elizabethtown Comm­unity and Technical College soon will begin and a new learning space has been added ... Students in the 17-week coding academy will be able to utilize computer stations in the lab have dual monitors with built-in computers, unique to the academy....
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Editorial: Healing COVID-19's damage

Ellensburg Daily Record 01 Dec 2020
11 families can decide to change their child from the hybrid model (two days in classroom, three days online) to the Virtual Academy (all online) or from Virtual Academy to hybrid ... Most people knew this before, but the pandemic has emphasized that teachers matter, teachers personal interactions with students matter and the classroom matters....
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Russia Returns to Africa: Cooperation, Geopolitical Influence, Russian Investment and Exports

GlobalResearch 30 Nov 2020
According to Professor Irina Abramova, Director of the Institute for African Studies under the Russian Academy of Sciences, financial instruments are the main issue of Russian interaction with the continent ... “Our African friends have spoken up for closer interaction with Russia and would welcome our companies on their markets....
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New programs, policy language for Belmont PD

The Daily Journal 30 Nov 2020
The Belmont Community Police Academy, or B.C.P.A., is the second program coming out. It is a community police academy program for the public to learn about what law enforcement does and increase community dialogue. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with police officers throughout their daily duties and answer questions from officers....
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Holiday traditions — with coronavirus precautions — come to Westfarms Mall for shopping season

Hartford Courant 30 Nov 2020
Despite Connecticut’s worsening infection rates, the mall is on schedule to open its 3,000-square-foot Santa’s Flight Academy the day after Thanksgiving ... Youngsters won’t be pressing buttons on the interactive displays that are usually part of the Santa’s Flight Academy experience....
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COVID Purple Tier: San Francisco Museums Shatter Doors Under New Health Order

CBS Sports 29 Nov 2020
Additionally, the museum’s Wise Sons restaurant will remain open for contactless pick-up and delivery ... Talks, animal webcams, interactive activities and events will be available at the California Academy of Sciences during its temporary closure. These activities can be found on its website at https.//www.calacademy.org/academy-at-home ... ....
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SF Museums Closing to In-Person Use, Offering Online Events

NBCBayArea 29 Nov 2020
San Francisco's museums are closing and remaining closed as the city and county moves into the state's purple tier ... Local. Making It in the Bay 18 hours ago. San Francisco Rent Prices Continue to Drop ... Talks, animal webcams, interactive activities and events will be available at the California Academy of Sciences during its temporary closure ... ....
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Agriculture in Brief: 11/28/2020

Traverse City Record-Eagle 28 Nov 2020
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting taylo548@msu.edu.The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy offers 6 Private Core, Commercial Core, 1A or 1B credits on demand. The Desire to Learn IPM Academy (www.canr.msu.edu/ipm/agriculture/integrated_pest_management_academy) is an interactive, online program ... 9 ... 8-10 ... ....
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Calvin to provide credits to students with intellectual disabilities

Grand Rapids Business Journal 27 Nov 2020
Some of the students who will benefit from the initiative are from the Ready for Life Academy program ...Since 2007, the Ready for Life Academy (RFLA) has provided a college experience for young adults with intellectual disability,” said Kate Strater, assistant professor of education at Calvin....
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BTS on Grammy nomination for Dynamite: It makes us even happier to know how delighted our fans must be right now

Bollywood Life 27 Nov 2020
Last week, BTS released BE, their new album and most personal work ... ByPTIPublished. November 27, 2020 4.14 PM IST ... Also Read - BTS ... Also Read - Trending Entertainment News Today ... Group leader RM told PTI in an email interaction that BTS is "truly honoured" by the recognition from Recording Academy, the institution behind the Grammys ... Tear' ... ....
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