Greg Toppo

Senior Writer


Greg Toppo is a journalist with more than 25 years of experience, most of it covering education. He spent 15 years as the national education reporter for USA Today and was also a senior editor for Inside Higher Ed. He is the author of The Game Believes In You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) and co-author, with educator James Tracy, of Running with Robots: The American High School’s Third Century, which looks at automation, AI and the future of high school (2021, MIT Press). From 2017 to 2021, he was president of the Education Writers Association. From 2020 to 2021, he taught journalism at Northwestern University in Qatar. In Fall 2022, he was a Visiting Journalist in Residence at Knox College in Illinois. He is a senior writer at The74Million.