ThoughtExchange for Education
Trusted by leaders of the world’s most advanced educational institutions.
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:
- Get more people on board with bonds and levies
- Save weeks on your LCAP surveys and data-crunching
- Make budget decisions the community supports
- Find common ground on divisive issues
Turn community insights to actions
StrategyWhether it’s strategic planning, LCAP, or boundaries reconfiguration, ThoughtExchange helps education leaders implement district strategies that their communities support.
PerformancePassing bonds and levies, making effective budget decisions, and improving school facilities can only be done with community support.
CultureGet 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.
EffectivenessAlign on a strategy that leverages community insight, student voice, and employee expertise for better results.
EfficiencyGet people informed and aligned on your district’s needs faster, and watch your projects take off.
EquityUnlike 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
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
A platform to gain trust
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.
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.
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.
Unifying School Communities Through Polarizing Times
“We use adults to vet curriculum and resources, but we miss the student perspective in all of it. And we’ve got to do better. Building student agency, allowing students to have voice and ownership on what’s in front of them, is crucial, and ThoughtExchange allows that opportunity on such a grand scale.”
Elgin Area School District 46, Illinois
“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.”
McAllen Independent School District