Greg Toppo

gtoppo@usatoday.com

Greg Toppo is USA Today’s national K-12 education reporter. A graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM, he taught in both public and private schools for eight years before moving into journalism. His first job was with the Santa Fe New Mexican, a 50,000-circulation daily. He worked for four years as a wire service reporter with the Associated Press, first in Baltimore and then in Washington, D.C., where he became the AP’s national K-12 education writer. He came to USA Today in 2002. Greg lives west of Baltimore with his wife, Julie, and their two daughters. He is currently on the board of the Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship.

Published  Work:
Greg Toppo’s book, The Game Believes in You: How  Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter, is schedule for publication by Palgrave/MacMillan on April 21, 2015. “An exciting overview of how innovative teachers are harnessing the power of games to engage students,” Library Journal.

Investigative series on standardized tests

USAToday, March 2011