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Abre and High AIMS Partner to Allow School Districts to Better Collaborate, Share Resources


Press Release – Cincinnati – February 26, 2019 – Abre.io Inc. and High AIMS, a local consortium of school districts, announced a partnership today that fosters collaboration among educators and school member districts. High AIMS is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to cultivating leadership, promoting collaboration, and sustaining innovative education processes. There are 30 participating school districts in Southwest and Middle Ohio. High AIMS drives quality professional development and conversations with innovative educators. With the partnership, Abre serves as the education platform for delivering a framework to collaborate and share resources in a way that is efficient and enjoyable to the educator. Read [...]

Abre and High AIMS Partner to Allow School Districts to Better Collaborate, Share Resources2019-02-26T13:53:05-04:00

Abre Appathon Enables Aspiring Student Developers to Create Software Apps


Abre has been hosting Appathons for the past year, where students come together to define problems then design and build an Abre app as a solution. To date, Abre has held four Appathons with the goal to expand the number of events and reach more students. Organizations, schools or companies, apply to sponsor Appathons on the Abre website. Once an organization is chosen, local students are then invited to participate. Abre will help facilitate the Appathon with the sponsoring organization. For further information on the Abra Appathons, please visit the www.abre.io/appathon. Read full article on PR Newswire

Abre Appathon Enables Aspiring Student Developers to Create Software Apps2019-02-19T17:06:03-04:00

The Cart is Before the Horse


I’ve read a dozen articles about Personalized Learning and about bringing Analytics such as artificial intelligence and machine learning into Education - just this week alone. If you’re in education you’ve probably received an increasing number of solicitations and seen a growing number of conference sessions touting Personalized Learning and Analytics. And you may have sat in discussions about innovation in edtech. And what topic consumes most of these discussions? That’s right - Personalized Learning and Analytics. I’ve spent a long career in the Analytics field specializing in advance analytics, learning algorithms and simulation systems. As I’ve been applying my [...]

The Cart is Before the Horse2018-06-13T08:51:30-04:00

The Crap Sandwich


"How an Innovative Education Management Platform was Built Out of a School District" It’s not an elegant way to title a story but it is the subtext to this one.  The story, like most good ones, is a confluence of some really unlikely events.  But let’s make a long story short:  Two guys, let’s call them Zach and Chris, were the tech team for an 8,000 student district in southwestern Ohio, Hamilton City Schools.  Both come from varied backgrounds and have some non-overlapping tech capabilities but they had a couple important things in common.  They both spent time in the [...]

The Crap Sandwich2018-06-20T16:43:24-04:00