Larson Communications is the only strategic communications firm in the nation specializing in public education reform. We work selectively with groups that are committed to advancing academic achievement and increasing access to quality educational opportunities. We help organizations tell their stories. We specialize in five key areas of communications: strategic positioning, public relations, storytelling, crisis management and public advocacy.


Larson Communications works with education leaders and organizations across the country, including public school systems, charter school networks, education technology organizations, advocacy and research groups, and higher education institutions. Many of our clients are particularly focused on improving education for students in underserved communities. We raise their visibility, strengthen their narratives, and work closely with them to plan and execute communications campaigns that inspire their communities, so that they can have the greatest possible impact on students’ lives. Our clients are regularly featured in The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, People Magazine and USA Today, among many others. We also utilize our decades of expertise in education policy and politics to advise clients as they navigate the challenges of education reform.

With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Chicago, we are a team of inspired individuals with one common goal – to tell the most compelling stories that inspire and inform change as we guide organizations toward reaching their objectives. Our team brings decades of experience in education reform communications, which includes strategic positioning, public relations, storytelling, crisis communications and public advocacy. Our expert strategists also serve as our tacticians, ensuring that the quality organizations with whom we work always achieve lasting results.


Larson Communications was founded by Gary Larson in 2007 after he built a career shaping the positive narrative that charter schools are part of the solution towards improving public education. With the goal of serving the best organizations offering real and impactful solutions for students, parents and teachers, Gary founded the only communications organization in the nation to specialize in education reform, Larson Communications.