Education Team Blog

The State of Education in Washington

February 5, 2024

Strategies 360 was honored to collaborate with Piper Sandler on their biennial research study on perceptions of public education in Washington State. Piper Sandler is a leader in education finance and school bonds and sponsors research to help school districts

Digital marketing helps boost school, program enrollment

April 26, 2023

By Stephanie Bragdon The need for cost-effective and impactful tools to increase student enrollment is growing. Over the past two years, Strategies 360’s has developed and implemented paid-digital media campaigns in partnership with school districts to boost enrollment. As enrollment

Planning a school funding measure? Start with research.

November 30, 2022

By Ben Winston The Strategies 360 team is proud to have supported both Highline Public Schools and Renton School District in shaping their communication and outreach to the public before their successful bond measures were approved by voters in the Nov. 8 election.

Seattle Rising: a campaign to recruit educators of color

July 16, 2022

By: Rachel Nakanishi The Strategies 360 Education Team has been honored to partner with Seattle Public Schools on numerous projects for the past decade. In December 2020, our teams worked together to create and implement a marketing plan to recruit

Planning a bond campaign for your school district?

June 23, 2022

By Stephanie Bragdon Bonds are for building. Levies are for learning. We’ve all said this. It’s the easiest way to explain the difference between levies and bonds to the community. But with it becoming increasingly difficult to pass school funding

Thank you, #SchoolPR Superheroes!

May 13, 2022

By: Rachel Nakanishi For five years, I sat on the communications team at Seattle Public Schools. I sought out a job at a school district to tell the good stories of educators in an equity-focused public school district. What I

How digital media can boost enrollment

April 26, 2022

By Lesley Rogers Targeted digital ads can help school districts make sure busy families know about their programs and can help drive enrollment for key demographics, like incoming kindergarten families. Digital media – paid online advertising – is just one

Election trends from the Feb. 8 school elections

February 14, 2022

In Washington’s February 8 election, the Strategies 360 team helped 14 school districts approve 23 measures, for a total of $5 billion in local levy and bond funding for about 200,000 Washington state students. We are honored to continue our

Congratulations to all 2020 NSPRA winners!

July 14, 2020

By: Lesley Rogers, SVP of Education, Strategies 360 While we at Strategies 360 wish we could be with everyone in person at the annual National School Public Relations Association seminar this week, we want to congratulate the winners of the

Celebrating School Communicators on May 8

May 7, 2020

By: Lesley Rogers, SVP of Education, Strategies 360 Last year the #SchoolPR Twitterverse declared the second Friday of May the unofficial official School Communicators Day. Now, more than ever, we need to celebrate this day and this group of professionals.

Join us for an interactive school district election workshop!

September 13, 2019

        By Lesley Rogers, SVP of Education at Strategies Strategies 360 is proud to partner with DA Davidson to present a new school election workshop that’s perfect for school communications staff, superintendents, chief financial officers, school board

Building Community, Trust and Transparency with a State of the District Event

July 15, 2019

By Lesley Rogers, SVP of Education and Kahliah Laney, Education Communications Director at Strategies 360 We’re at the National School Public Relations Association’s yearly seminar this week, connecting with school communications pros and superintendents from around the country in Washington,

Strategies 360 wins several national school public relations awards

June 18, 2019

By Lesley Rogers, APR, SVP Education, Strategies 360 Strategies 360 is proud to partner with school districts and education non-profits to communicate the needs of students and schools, and we are honored to have won several National School Public Relations

What I’ve Learned: Lesson 1

May 16, 2019

By Chris Korsmo, SVP of Education, Strategies 360 Friend, You might be reading this blog because our paths crossed during my tenure at the League of Education Voters. After twelve incredible years, I started a new journey working with Strategies

Happy School Communicators Day!

May 9, 2019

  Lesley Rogers, SVP of Education, Strategies 360 In case you don’t know, the Twitterverse has spoken and this Friday, May 10 is the first-ever unofficial School Communicators Day. What does that mean? Superintendents around the nation will soon ask

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