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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 www.astsonline.org 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 jgaal@carpdc.org. Andrew Wermes is the Iowa Department of Education Consultant for Career and Technical Sciences. He can be contacted at Andrew.Wermes@ iowa.gov. Choose , the best products for Career and Technical Education Goodheart-Willcox Publisher www.g-w.com • 800.323.0440 43 www.acteonline.org JANUAR Y 2011 Techniques

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