Bob Wise


  • Common Core
  • High schools
  • School reform
  • Technology and learning

Former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise is president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a nonprofit organization that has become a national leader for reforming the nation’s high schools so that all students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and a career. Led by Wise since 2005, the Alliance has become a respected advocate for the Common Core State Standards, deeper learning, digital learning, adolescent literacy, and other key education policy issues. After serving a combined 24 years as governor, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and state legislator, Wise has become a sought-after speaker and advisor on education issues as well as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, White House, and key policymakers in the U.S. Congress. In 2011, Wise was named to the NonProfit Times’s “Power & Influence Top 50,” an annual listing of the 50 most influential executives in the nonprofit sector.