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Supporting the MTSS Framework

By |February 9th, 2020|

The MTSS framework provides a robust means for helping at-risk students. Abre fully supports the MTSS framework by providing an integrated platform for educators, students, and parents.

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Building the School Community with Community Partners

By |February 3rd, 2020|

Schools frequently like to partner with outside community organizations to provide additional supports and assistance to students. But bringing such partnerships together in a safe, secure, and effective way can be complicated. At Abre, we’ve worked towards solving these complications. How? By bringing community partners into the platform!

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An Introduction to the Community Series

By |January 23rd, 2020|

A good and happy new year to all! We’re starting 2020 with a focus on community. Through a series of posts, articles, and interviews, we’ll examine how technology helps strengthen the bonds of the broader learning community.

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What are the Networks that Exist in Schools?

By |January 7th, 2020|

When parents send their students to school, how do their kids access the internet? This is an important question. Much of school is conducted on the internet. But schools are required to provide some levels of safety for students. How students access the internet affects the way schools filter content.

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Education in an Automated Future: Part 3

By |December 13th, 2019|

Today’s kindergartners will likely enter the workforce around 2037. With automation quickly changing the world of work (and the world at large), what might education look like in order to adapt to the future?

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Education in an Automate Future: Part 2

By |December 12th, 2019|

We may not know precisely how automation will affect the future of work. We do know it will have a rather significant impact. What, then, does this mean for K-12 education?

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Using WordPress for School Communications: A Tool Review

By |December 9th, 2019|

One of the holy grails of a communication center is to write once and then let the content flow to all necessary channels. A host of tools exist to assist the process. For this post, I want to share a favorite (and common) tool for communications in schools: WordPress.

Education in an Automated Future: Part 1

By |November 26th, 2019|

Advances in technology. Increasing automation in all sectors of society. And the creative destruction of capitalism. What does this mean for K-12 Education? This is part 1 of a series of posts derived from a presentation delivered during the 2019 Ohio School Board Conference.

What Does it Mean to be a Google, Microsoft, or Apple School?

By |November 6th, 2019|

The other day, a friend shared a conversation. “My daughter’s school said they’re a Google District. Do you know what that means?” We often ask new customers if they’re a Google District, a Microsoft District, or an Apple District. The question is crucial because it affects our playbook. It also affects the playbook of instruction.

Abre Customer Summit 2019. A Reflection.

By |October 21st, 2019|

A highpoint of the year is our Customer Summit. Few moments are more fulfilling than bringing customers together to share how they use Abre, what ideas they have for the future, and brainstorm with company leadership. We love the productive conversations, the “ah-ha” moments, and the laughter.

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Finding & Creating the Right Visuals

By |October 3rd, 2019|

Visuals are essential to any social media interaction. A snappy graphic, photo, or drawing pauses the reader and encourages engagement. Visuals help control a narrative.