Patrick Riccards

Patrick Riccards is the executive director of Best in the World Teachers. Patrick previously served as chief of staff to the National Reading Panel and as director of the federal Partnership for Reading Collaborative. He is the author of Why Kids Can’t Read: Continuing to Challenge the Status Quo in Education.

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At a Loss for Words, Knowing I Need to Speak

I’m at a complete loss for words, yet I feel a strong need to speak out.  I know I...

Literacy Is A Constitutional Right, Let’s Now Treat It As Such

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We Care About Education Issues, Except When We Vote

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