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“RAISING STANDARDS IS AN AbSOLuTE GAME-CHANGER!”— u.S. SECRETARy OF EDuCATION ARNE DuNCAN encourage all career and technical educa-tors to join them in changing the game; by defining and certifying the high-qual -ity CTE educator, “we” will move the CTE profession to a higher level. (Please visit for more information regarding applications, fees, renewals, etc.) Second, ASTS encourages you to contact your state and federal edu-cation officials to encourage their support for certifying and recognizing high-quality CTE educators. This framework represents a legitimate means of elevating teaching and learning effectiveness and professionalism for CTE. Content for Accurate SUCCESS Authoritative Dynamic References Darling-Hammond, L. and Berry, B. (2006, November). “Highly Qualified Teachers for All.” Educational Leadership , 64, 14-20. Duncan, A. (Interviewee). (2010, July 28). “Race to the Top” successfully incentivizes reform, Secretary of Education claims (Radio Broadcast: All things Considered ). Washington, D.C.: NPR. Thomas, E. and Wingert, P. (2010, March 15). “Why We Can’t Get Rid of Failing Teachers.” Newsweek , 115, 24-27. Wagner, T. (2008). The Global Achievement Gap: Why Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—and What We Can Do About It . New York, NY: Basic Books. John Gaal, Ed.D., is the director of training and workforce development with the Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity. He can be contacted at Andrew Wermes is the Iowa Department of Education Consultant for Career and Technical Sciences. He can be contacted at Andrew.Wermes@ Choose , the best products for Career and Technical Education Goodheart-Willcox Publisher • 800.323.0440 43 JANUAR Y 2011 Techniques

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