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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T&D REGION SPORTS: DA girls, HHA boys win

The Times & Democrat 22 Jan 2021
FROM LOCAL REPORTS ... Dorchester Academy 32. Holly Hill Academy 22 ... GEORGE — Dorchester Academy took a 32-22 region home win against Holly Hill Academy on Thursday ... Holly Hill Academy 58. Dorchester Academy 35 ... GEORGE — Holly Hill Academy picked up a road region win at Dorchester Academy 58-35 on Thursday to move to 8-0 on the season ... Dorchester Academy 36....

Health district reports 92 new positive cases; hospitalizations drop

The Lufkin News 22 Jan 2021
The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Committee is reporting the overall number of COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped in Angelina County, while the Angelina County & Cities Health District reported 92 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday ... New school data from a report ending on Jan ... ■ Pineywoods Community Academy data shows three new staff cases....

Prep Wrestling: Houston Academy falls to Enterprise, CHHS

Dothan Eagle 22 Jan 2021
Staff Reports. Houston Academy lost a pair of dual matches Thursday night in Troy, losing to Enterprise 66-9 and to the host Trojans 42-30. In the loss to Enterprise, Jack Jones won for the Raiders at 145 with an 11-7 decision over Samuel Lynon. Lucius Renshaw received a forfeit for the other HA win ... ....

USD 383 approves Oliver Brown Elementary mascot, school colors

News-Press Now 22 Jan 2021
During his report to the board, Wade said the district has committed to increasing salaries for teachers and staff ... For that same period, 368 students and 22 staff members were reported to be in quarantine ... Ten students graduated from Manhattan Alternative High School, and five from the Manhattan Virtual Academy....

Femme House supports female and nonbinary musicians, producers and engineers

Daily Emerald 22 Jan 2021
Dance music is ranked as the third most popular genre in the world with an estimated 1.5 billion regular listeners according to the International Music Summit’s Business Report from 2019. According to the Recording Academy, only 2% of the popular music made in 2019 was produced by women ... Spalding, co-founder of Femme House, said ... (Caroline Cockrell)....

Takeaways from Biden's COVID-19 executive orders: Experts celebrate plan, warn 'a lot of work' is left

Portsmouth Herald 22 Jan 2021
More than 211,000 new child COVID-19 cases were reported last week, the highest weekly increase since the pandemic began, according to a report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association....

4 former daycare workers charged with abuse

Bowling Green Daily News 21 Jan 2021
All four worked at Eagle Creek Learning Academy in Lexington, police told news outlets ... Terri Thompson, 40, was charged with second-degree criminal abuse and failure to report abuse, Angel said ... 7, the Learning Academy said....

4 former daycare workers in Lexington charged with abuse

The Richmond Register 21 Jan 2021
All four worked at Eagle Creek Learning Academy in Lexington, police told news outlets ... Thompson was the director at the academy and Ayers, Sweat and Webb taught 1-year-olds....

Coronavirus Teeter Totter students and staff in area schools

News-Press Now 21 Jan 2021
Maur Hill-Mount Academy carries on school activities the third week of January without any reported positive cases or quarantines among students or staff members related to the COVID-19 virus. “We are back to zeroes across the board,” MH-MA President Phil Baniewicz reported Wednesday ... The 409 staff report shows....

Report: 23-year-old winger set for Spurs exit this week, made debut under Pochettino

Sportslens 21 Jan 2021
Report ... According to reports from Football London, Tottenham Hotspur are set to sanction the exit of winger�Anthony Georgiou this week ... Georgiou is not in Jose Mourinho’s plans and he is too old really to be playing academy football at Spurs. The report claims that the ......

Still Can’t Breathe

ProPublica 21 Jan 2021
Never miss the most important reporting from ProPublica’s newsroom ... The judges, who work for the NYPD, introduced factors such as the intent of the officer, the length of time the maneuver was used and whether the victim’s breathing had been restricted, the report found ... Sean Campbell contributed reporting....

Still can’t breathe: How NYPD officers continue to use chokeholds on civilians

Metro USA 21 Jan 2021
The judges, who work for the NYPD, introduced factors such as the intent of the officer, the length of time the maneuver was used and whether the victim’s breathing had been restricted, the report found ... Others told reporters the messiness of police work means arms are going to end up near suspects’ necks at times, whether done intentionally or not....