The Helena Education Foundation is offering a free community lecture featuring Chris Lohse discussing “Helena in Context: Understanding Education Outcomes.” on March 3 at 7 pm at Grandstreet Theatre, 325 North Park Avenue.
The talk will take a look at the general predictors of educational success and how communities can take action to improve the performance of all students.
The Helena Board of Trustees has identified increasing our high school graduation rates as priority for our community. A grant from the Verizon Foundation has made it possible to bring Christopher Lohse, the strategic initiative director of information systems and research at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) back to Helena.
Chris is responsible for creating and implementing an innovative vision for the role and use of data in the education space. Before joining CCSSO, Lohse was the internal research director for Teach For America, an adviser to the Montana state school chief (Director of Policy Research and Federal Liaison), a research director for the Native Caucus of the National Conference of State Legislatures, and a research analyst focusing on science and education policy for the Montana Legislature’s Office of Research and Policy Analysis. He is also a mentor teacher in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Teacher Education Program, working with master’s candidates in science and mathematics program.