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 Lifelong Learning open house scheduled for Aug. 22

Victoria Advocate 17 Aug 2019
Victoria College’s Academy of Lifelong Learning will hold its Fall 2019 Open House from 1 to 3 p.m ... The Academy of Lifelong Learning provides members with common interests the opportunity to participate in study, discussions and social interaction ... The annual membership fee for VC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning is $60....
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NurturePA: matching moms with mentors

Observer-Reporter 17 Aug 2019
“It is her choice whether to enroll ... “We are purely text-based.” ... Although Brennan said she has not seen this coming up frequently, but as an organization, NurturePA follows the recommendations set by the American Academy of Pediatrics on vaccinations. As a security measure, the software also tracks all of the interactions between participants ... .......
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Eagle-Tribune 17 Aug 2019
This walking tour will highlight architecture, history, and fun facts about Andover’s Main Street in a fast-paced and highly participatory way including interactive games and humorous challenges ... at the Academy of Creative Arts at Trinity Episcopal Church, 26 White St., Haverhill ... at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson....
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Trekk wins Communicator Award of Excellence

Rockford Register Star 16 Aug 2019
This is the Accent TV's fifth major award in 2019. The Communicator Awards are judged and sanctioned by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, a group of media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing ... ....
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Local achievements: Aug. 16, 2019

Waco Tribune-Herald 16 Aug 2019
Brandon Hubbard, superintendent at Chilton ISD, is the recipient of a scholarship from the Thompson Executive Leadership Institute in Austin to attend the 27th annual Superintendent Academy, an advanced leadership development program for school superintendents ... Membership in the academy is competitive and by invitation only....
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Semancik to attend Edinboro University

Courier Express 15 Aug 2019
While attending Central, Semancik was a Eucharistic Minister, member of the National Honor Society, Rotary Interact Club, Envirothon, Scholastic Challenge, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, and lettered in JV/Varsity Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball ... .......
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Real-time monitoring system to check man-elephant conflict

The Times of India 15 Aug 2019
COIMBATORE ... “While the project has been approved, the amount is yet to be sanctioned,” he told TOI on the sidelines of an interaction session between department officials and environmental NGOs held at the Tamil Nadu Forest Academy in the city. The system would be much more effective than the existing early warning system, said Jana ... City. ....
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The new Careem? The race to be Dubai's next big car start-up

Arabian Business 15 Aug 2019
Al Ashi says “it’s not easy at all” negotiating strict regulations related to the car sector, especially when you are dealing with a domain that blurs the area between private and public interactions ... The Startup Academy is opening doors for entrepreneurs to interact and create business opportunities....
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Extended day options available at elementary schools, pre-K

Dothan Eagle 15 Aug 2019
A-Labs will serve students from the end of the school day until 5.45 p.m ... every afternoon ... Principal Christy Martin said the program will be an extension of what students are learning in classrooms, including arts and crafts and other interactive activities. Dothan Preparatory Academy is planning to have a before-school program ... ....
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VTech® Introduces KidiBuzz™ G2, Next Generation of Its Popular Smart Device

The Record 14 Aug 2019
CHICAGO, Aug ... Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here ... It looks like a high-tech phone and also keeps parents in control of who their child interacts with. It's a win-win!" ... Plus, kids can enjoy access to a free trial of LeapFrog Academy®, an interactive learning program filled with 2,000 engaging games and activities ... Media Contact....
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Lydian performs for kids, interacts with them in Erode school

The Times of India 13 Aug 2019
He was recently seen attending an interactive session with students from a school in Erode. He was there to inaugurate an art and photography academy and a news station ... After that Lydian performed for the students and even interacted with them for close to two hours....
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The story of science

Mid Day 13 Aug 2019
Science can often be daunting for kids ... It is this gap that nuclear scientist Dr AP Jayaraman wanted to bridge when he started STEAM Academy in 2018, an endeavour that is seeking to make science fun through interactive sessions and talks that are ideal for parents, teachers and kids ... Dr Jayaraman conducting an open-air interactive session ... On ... At ... Call....
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Virtual academy offers new choice in education

The Elkhart Truth 12 Aug 2019
DUNLAP — Concord Community Schools has a new virtual academy for the new school year designed to offer high school students an option to a traditional brick-and-mortar setting, officials said. The school is called the MOVE UP Academy – an acronym for Minutemen Optimizing Virtual Education to Unleash Possibility ... She will oversee the new academy....
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