ThoughtExchange for Education

As education leaders, you know the value of community input—and ThoughtExchange gets you from insights to action faster. Consult more people in an inclusive, anti-biased environment. Drastically cut back on the time and resources you spend on town halls and meetings, and reach your district’s goals more efficiently and effectively.
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Trusted by leaders of the world’s most advanced educational institutions.

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An award-winning platform for district decision-making

With so much riding on community support for district projects and funding, education leaders need a platform that will get them more participation and more nuanced data. ThoughtExchange lets you get input from hundreds or thousands of people to help you:

Turn community insights to actions

Ask your community the right questions and they’ll give you the best answers to improve your district’s strategy, performance, and culture.

Strategy

Whether it’s strategic planning, LCAP, or boundaries reconfiguration, ThoughtExchange helps education leaders implement district strategies that their communities support.

Performance

Passing bonds and levies, making effective budget decisions, and improving school facilities can only be done with community support.

Culture

Get new principals leading faster, access student voice, improve staff culture, and ensure your communications are truly inclusive, so you can build a culture that meets everyone’s needs.
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Effectiveness

Align on a strategy that leverages community insight, student voice, and employee expertise for better results.

Efficiency

Get people informed and aligned on your district’s needs faster, and watch your projects take off.

Equity

Unlike pre-populated surveys, ThoughtExchange lets you hear what people really think. Hear from every voice in your community in their own words.

ThoughtExchange in action

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Implement more effective strategies

Saddleback Valley USD uses our platform for their LCAP—gathering broad input from diverse groups and saving their data team “weeks and weeks of work.” Are you hearing every voice in your district?

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Gather feedback more efficiently

Woodland SD 50 delivered an exceptional learning experience for the 2021/2022 school year after months of online learning—all based on community feedback they gathered through ThoughtExchange. How aligned is your community on district goals?

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Build a more equitable culture

When Elgin U-46 learned its African American students weren’t feeling included in the curriculum, they used ThoughtExchange to develop the district’s first African American Studies course based on student feedback. Do you know what your students really think?

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Hybrid Success

Quickly consult your team or entire organization and gain nuanced insights to run an effective and efficient hybrid workplace. Cut down on endless meetings and fosters inclusion and innovation.

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Talent & Culture Insights

Help each person contribute fully to the business. Co-create authentic employer branding with the people who bring it to life. Develop a culture that truly understands what the best talent needs—and acts on it.

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A platform to gain trust

See how Dr. J.A. Gonzalez, Superintendent at McAllen ISD in McAllen, Texas, has made big strides and garnered high district approval ratings with ThoughtExchange.
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Run a (virtual) town hall—with your entire community

ThoughtExchange gives participants the opportunity to give quality, open-ended input and the ability to consider and react to each other’s thoughts—without limiting participation or representation. Unlike a pre-populated survey, we get you richer data that gives you the community’s actual priorities. We bring efficiency to scaling conversations with your district, so you can hear more feedback in far less time.

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Overcome barriers to equity

Education leaders want to equitably serve all learners, but overcoming language barriers, biases, or political divisions can be overwhelming. Our anti-bias platform offers simultaneous translation in 133+ languages, so everyone can easily weigh in on the decisions that affect them. Plus, with our Differences tool, you can identify areas of common ground across polarized groups.

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Make decisions that everyone supports

Getting everyone on the same page with district projects and goals can take months of town halls, meetings, and surveys—but it doesn’t have to be that way. ThoughtExchange helps education leaders gather feedback and get alignment from tens, hundreds, or even thousands of people in just days. Our platform facilitates the kind of candid, collaborative community conversations that see district goals come to fruition.

Your community is ready to be engaged. All you have to do is ask.
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Bond & Levy Planning Essentials: Your Best Chance of YES

Hear from education leaders on how to plan for successful bond and levy votes by engaging your school community.
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“With the power of ThoughtExchange, we reduced man hours and increased participation. ThoughtExchange allowed us to drill down to every single school and participant group to hear their voices and give them the ability to share their thoughts in a non-confrontational way.”

Dr. Ayindé Rudolph

Superintendent
Mountain View Whisman School District

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“The student Exchange we ran helped our curriculum team more deeply understand the essential nature of some critical pieces that were missing in the planning and development of our new African American Studies course. We now feel confident that what’s being developed will reflect all voices more equitably.”

Teresa Lance, Ed.D.Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Innovation
Elgin Area School District 46, Illinois
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"ThoughtExchange allowed us to build communication and trust and to achieve a 76% approval rating on the tax ratification election, which generated ≈$7.8M a year for us moving forward."

Dr. J.A. Gonzalez

Superintendent
McAllen Independent School District

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Ready for fast, inclusive, scaled conversations with your community? Get in touch to see how ThoughtExchange will transform your district.