Welcome to the community

Even as the coronavirus pandemic was prompting public officials to close school buildings across the nation, communities everywhere had to take up the work of reimagining learning for a changing world. As part of our commitment to ensuring all students have access to meaningful and engaging learning opportunities, XQ created the Rethink Together Forum to help high school students, educators, and families find and share resources.

Since launching in March 2020, the Forum has grown into a thriving community where people in all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories are connecting to rethink what’s possible for high school, together.

We built this community for you, and now we invite you to continue building it with us. Explore original content, an interactive resource library, student design challenges, and meaningful conversations that provide inspiration for rethinking high school.

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Forum Guidelines

Comments and posts on the Rethink Together Forum are subject to moderation and may not immediately appear live on the site. Please keep the following guidelines in mind.

BE NICE. Be respectful of others’ opinions and experiences.
The future we create together will be one that is welcoming and tolerant of different ideas and perspectives. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.

BE GENEROUS. Share content that is relevant to this group.
We encourage you to share content that will help members #ReThinkHighSchool in their community.

BE CURIOUS. Thoughtful questions and comments are encouraged.
The change you want to see in education can only come to fruition if you have meaningful conversations about how to get there.

What we won’t accept

Posts that promote products or services. Self-promotion, spam, and irrelevant links aren’t allowed. Posts like this will be deleted.

Bullying or hateful messages. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated. Those who participate in this type of behavior will be removed from this community.

Posts that are inaccurate or unsubstantiated. Your experiences, perspectives, anecdotes, and ideas are welcome and encouraged. However, we ask that you provide evidence to support claims that are presented as facts.

XQ reserves the right to choose what content runs on all of its digital platforms. We do not accept submissions that advertise, sell, or market a product or service; promote specific political candidates, or seek to influence legislation. Members are responsible for the accuracy of all facts. The opinions stated within submissions do not necessarily reflect or represent those of XQ Institute, its Board of Directors, or its partners. XQ’s Rethink Together Forum is not a paying market.


XQ Institute is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to rethinking the high school experience so that every student graduates ready to succeed in life. We work in communities throughout the country, with individual schools and entire school systems, to help them dream big about what high school could be, turn their innovative ideas into action, and create more rigorous and equitable schools. We share what’s working with other schools and districts, so they can tailor new models to the needs of their own students and communities. We know that seeing is believing, so we meet people where they are to share the importance and possibility of change through listening, learning, and storytelling. And our open-source tools, based on research and design thinking, empower people to take up the challenge of transforming their high schools with a unifying goal: unlocking the American promise of a high-quality education for everyone.

XQ was co-founded by board chair Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and president of Emerson Collective, and Russlynn Ali, XQ’s CEO and former U.S. assistant secretary of education for civil rights. XQ’s board of directors also includes Geoffrey Canada, Marc Eckō, Jimmy Iovine, Michael Klein, and Yo-Yo Ma. To learn more, visit http://www.xqsuperschool.org and follow @xqamerica.

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