Wise to retire from NCATE

From: Education Daily
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education President Arthur Wise announced he will leave the organization June 30. Wise has led NCATE for 18 years. Under Wise’s leadership, the number of NCATE-accredited institutions has grown from 500 to 700, producing about two-thirds of the nation’s teacher graduates. “Art has been an outspoken advocate for the nation’s underserved schoolchildren and one of the strongest advocates for a profession of teaching,” said Sharon Robinson, president of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. “Under his leadership, NCATE has been a significant force in teacher education reform and its accreditation. He leaves NCATE a strong organization poised to continue to provide leadership.”