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Greg Toppo

Greg Toppo is the author of The Game Believes In You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) and a journalist with nearly 25 years of experience, most of it covering education. He is co-author of Running with Robots: The American High School’s Third Century, about automation, artificial intelligence, and the future of high school (forthcoming from MIT Press).

Published Articles & Media


School Superintendents Head for the Exits

In big districts, brand-new leaders fill vacancies
Lakisha Young, a former KIPP employee, launched The Oakland REACH to help underserved San Francisco Bay Area families advocate for their children.

Beyond Bake Sales

Parent activist groups, many led by women of color, emerge as a significant new force nationwide.
Girl working alone in a hall

States Grapple with Standardized Testing during Pandemic

“Teaching without testing is talking”

Service Learning in America

From “McService” to “life changing”
More Students Are Accessing Testing Accommodations under 504 Plans (Figure 1)

Support Builds For Making the SAT Untimed For Everyone

A possible solution to the "Gaming the System" problem

Game Plan for Learning

Building on Coleman’s early theories, new academic competitions motivate students to achieve

Digital Games Promise to Improve Math Skills

An excerpt from Greg Toppo’s The Game Believes in You

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