Growing Number of Schools Adopting the Innovative Education Management Software

CINCINNATI, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today,, an innovative software platform for schools, announces the general availability of its software based on an open source project of the same name. Inc. will continue support and grow the open source community.

The open source project was started by Co-Founders Zach Vander Veen and Chris Rose under the support of Hamilton City School District, Hamilton, OH.  They created a single sign-on environment where all web-based technology lives for teachers, staff, students and parents.  Subsequently, Vander Veen and Rose turned Abre into a platform by developing apps that are accessible on the platform.  “Today there are eight Abre appswith three coming online by the end of the school year.  We focus on building simple, open apps that teachers and staff say they need the most to efficiently run their schools and classrooms.”  says Rose, VP of Product.

The combination of the Abre Homepage and the growing collection of connected Abre apps is what has attracted an increasing number of school districts. Damon Ragusa, CEO, puts it this way “Abre started as a way to simplify access to increasing number of software apps in schools.  But it has become the central place where education happens for teachers and students.  We quickly see 100% utilization of our platform with little to no professional development saving districts money and teachers time.”

Tricia Smith, instructional coach at Hamilton City Schools said of Abre, “As a teacher we have so many requirements and responsibilities. Abre is that ‘one stop shop’ that as a teacher has become a must-have. To have everything I need from student data, email, Google Classroom and all my apps. Honestly not sure how people function without it.”

About provides an education software platform that delivers a growing number of connected apps designed for schools who use the web to manage critical information and to deliver instructional content.  Abre apps are designed to simplify managing schools and delivering education.  School districts benefit from Abre by reducing professional development time for teachers, freeing up data to support improving performance and saving money. manages a community edition based on an open source project of the same name developed at Hamilton City School District (OH). Follow us on Twitter @abreplatform.

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