Former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise is president of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), a nonprofit organization that is a national leader for transforming the nation’s high schools so that all students graduate from high school with the content knowledge and critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills necessary to succeed in college and a career. Led by Gov. Wise since 2005, All4Ed combines policy, practice, and partnerships to transform learning for all students, particularly those with the least opportunity who face the greatest challenges.
Following twenty-four years serving as governor, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and state legislator, Gov. Wise has become a sought-after speaker and advisor on education issues, working closely with the U.S. Department of Education, White House, and key state and federal policymakers. A prominent voice promoting the effective use of technology to improve education for all students, Gov. Wise led All4Ed in pioneering the first-ever Digital Learning Day in 2012. Digital Learning Day is a national awareness campaign promoting digital learning and spotlighting successful instructional technology practice in K–12 public school classrooms across the country.
Gov. Wise also led All4Ed’s “Project 24,” a ground-breaking initiative to help school districts plan and effectively use technology and digital learning. From Project 24 grew Future Ready Schools, a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. A joint effort of All4Ed and the U.S. Department of Education, with the support of the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission and a vast coalition of organizations, Future Ready Schools is serving more than 1,900 school districts, representing more than 15 million students. Read more about Gov. Wise’s vast experience here.