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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Arsenal sign English wonderkid Tommy Setford from Ajax with 18-year-old goalkeeper set to join Mikel...

The Daily Mail 21 Jul 2024
Arsenal academy manager Per Mertesacker praised Setford after the deal was finalised. Arsenal academy manager Per Mertesacker expressed his delight at the signing of Setford ... 'The first step on Tommy's development pathway with us will be to integrate into our under-21s academy group and train regularly with our first team goalkeeping group.'....

Manchester United hopeful of signing prolific wonderkid striker from Arsenal

Manchester Evening News 21 Jul 2024
Man Utd constantly look to add talent to their academy and they are exploring a deal for a highly regarded youngster ... ....

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Football Transfers 21 Jul 2024
Branthwaite starred at Goodison Park last season and is expected to remain at the club for the 2024-25 campaign - potentially with a new deal signed ... Arsenal academy graduate Chido Obi-Martin was asked to leave the club after turning down a proposal for a new deal, FootballTransfers can reveal....

A matured MLS can foster US prodigy Cavan Sullivan where it failed Freddy Adu

The Observer 21 Jul 2024
In May, he signed a unique deal that made him the youngest first-team professional in the history of the Union, a team renowned for its academy system ... The homegrown player rule, which is now used with regularity by MLS teams to sign academy products, ... Nike signed him to a $1m deal....

Phoenix defender Surman joins Portland

RNZ 20 Jul 2024
Defender Finn Surman has become the third Wellington Phoenix academy graduate to sign an offshore club deal after signing with Major League Soccer club the Portland Timbers for an undisclosed fee ... We've played a lot together throughout the years at the academy and played a lot together this season....

Specialised training starts at KP Judicial Academy

The News International 19 Jul 2024
Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim as a chief guest expresses his views at a three-day specialized training at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy on July 18, 2024. — Facebook/KP Judicial Academy ... He praised the academy for arranging and conducting the activity....

Aston Villa re-sign Jaden Philogene for £18m just 12 months after selling him to Hull ...

The Daily Mail 19 Jul 2024
Aston Villa have re-signed winger Jaden Philogene on a five-year deal, 12 months after he left the club to join Hull ... The 22-year-old Villa academy graduate has signed a five-year deal with the club on his return ... Adam Armstrong has signed a new three-year deal with Southampton, the club have confirmed....

Newcastle hand two-year deal to top talent who played in the FA Cup at just ...

Caughtoffside 19 Jul 2024
Newcastle have signed 18-year-old goalkeeper James Taylor on a two-year deal as the Premier League club continues to strengthen their pool of future talent ... Taylor is believed to have agreed a two-year deal with the Premier League club and will join up with the Magpies’ academy side ahead of the 2024/25 campaign....

Manchester United forward Greenwood joins Marseille

Egypt Today 19 Jul 2024
(Reuters) - Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has joined Olympique de Marseille on a five-year deal, the clubs said on Thursday ... British media reported that the 22-year-old United academy product will cost the Ligue 1 club ......

Chelsea ready to let 20-year-old talent leave with Premier League and Bundesliga clubs waiting

Caughtoffside 19 Jul 2024
However, Ugochukwu only received 567 minutes of action across all competions ... Ugochukwu came through the academy at Rennes but was signed by Chelsea last summer as part of a €27m deal. The 20-year-old penned a seven-year deal with the Premier League side, which keeps him at Stamford Bridge until 2030 and is expected to have a huge future ... ....

Citing mental health, Amarillo ISD looks at limiting students' cell phone use

Amarillo Globe-News 19 Jul 2024
Jay Barrett, the principal of AmTech Career Academy, and other school district leadership spoke about the need for a standard policy to deal with the disruptions to learning that teachers have observed in the classroom. Students’ addictions to their cell phones and social media were cited as major distractions. During the meeting, he cited U.S ... ...

Who is Cavan Sullivan? Philadephia Union's 14-year-old breaks Freddy Adu's MLS age record

CBS Sports 18 Jul 2024
Cavan signed a record-breaking homegrown player deal where he'll earn more than $500,000 per season. After signing that deal, Sullivan has been playing for the Union's MLS Next Pro team where he has performed well ... A homegrown player is similar to an academy deal in England....

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The Daily Mail 18 Jul 2024
Man United are hopeful of completing a deal for Leny Yoro (pictured) in the next 48 hours ... They also claimed that Yoro's mind was made up by a threat from his club that he would be sidelined for the remaining year of his contract, after they had agreed a lucrative deal for their academy graduate....