Mission: The mission of the Alliance for Excellent Education is to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary learning and success in life.
Vision: The Alliance for Excellent Education envisions a nation where all children graduate from high school with the knowledge and intellectual and social skills necessary for postsecondary learning and success in life. Learn more.
Although Digital Learning Day is a K-12 activity, the Digital Learning Policy Center implements Digital Learning Day along with taking on an ambitious agenda for national, federal, and state policy reform. As a division of the Alliance for Excellent Education, the Center is a strong proponent of the effective applications of technology in schools. Led by Bob Wise, president of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia, the Center is based in Washington, DC and seeks to highlight the consequences of inaction and the need for stakeholders to address technology planning in schools systemically.
The work of the Center includes activities, events and efforts including existing projects and expertise in major policy areas, such as deeper learning, linked learning, teacher effectiveness, English language learners and literacy, common core state standards implementation, and assessment/accountability. Learn more.
Bob Wise is president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. Governor Wise chairs the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Since joining the Alliance in February 2005, Governor Wise has become a sought-after speaker and advisor on education issues. He has delivered keynote addresses at high-level functions to core groups of the education community, state and federal government entities, as well as business, philanthropic, civil rights, and community organizations—all with a stake in education reform. Governor Wise has also advised the U.S. Department of Education, White House Transition Team, and frequently testifies before the U.S. Congress. In 2011, Governor Wise was named to The NonProfit Times "Power & Influence Top 50," an annual listing of the fifty most influential executives in the nonprofit sector. Learn more.