Patrick Riccards

Patrick Riccards is the executive director of Best in the World Teachers. Patrick previously served as chief communications and strategy officer for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and chief of staff to the National Reading Panel, as well as director of the federal Partnership for Reading Collaborative and the executive director of the Pennsylvania STEM Initiative. Patrick is the author of Why Kids Can’t Read: Continuing to Challenge the Status Quo in Education, as well as the award-winning book, Dadprovement , and the Eduflack blog .

Posts By Patrick Riccards

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Every Student Succeeds Act’s Fifth Anniversary: Nothing to Celebrate

Five years ago TikTok, the video-sharing social networking platform, didn’t even exist. Today, the New York Times reports that over one-third of its 49 million daily users in the U.S. are 14 years...

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Who Will Be the Next Secretary of Education? Here's a Different Take.

Even before President-elect Joe Biden offered his inspiring remarks to the nation this weekend, the social media posts declaring, “Bye, Betsy” clearly signaled that the education community was...

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When It Comes to Teaching, We Need the Few and the Proud

In West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky, teachers went on strike to demand better pay and health benefits, seeking to make up for the economic losses that have hit the profession since the economic...

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