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Greg Toppo

Education & Demographics Reporter at USA Today

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Greg Toppo Biography

Greg Toppo is the national education and demographics reporter for USA Today. A graduate of St. John’s College, 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 was also a wire service reporter with the Associated Press, first in Baltimore and then in Washington, D.C., where he became AP’s national K-12 education writer.

Toppo came to USA Today in 2002 and in 2005 broke the Armstrong Williams “pay for punditry” story that launched a widespread look at government propaganda. He co-led the team that in 2011 looked at educator-led cheating on standardized tests. The series prompted the Washington, D.C., inspector general to investigate high erasure rates in D.C. schools.

Toppo was a 2010 Spencer fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and is the author of the 2015 book The Game Believes In You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter. The New York Times Book Review called it a "deeply reported and compassionately argued book.“

In 2017, Toppo was awarded a Yale University Poynter Fellowship in Journalism. He also became president of the Education Writers Association, the 3,000-member professional organization for journalists who cover education at all levels.

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  • What topics does Greg Toppo speak about?

    Greg Toppo is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Culture, Education, Journalism.
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    Greg Toppo generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Greg Toppo for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Greg Toppo for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Greg Toppo or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

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Greg Toppo Biography

Greg Toppo is the national education and demographics reporter for USA Today. A graduate of St. John’s College, 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 was also a wire service reporter with the Associated Press, first in Baltimore and then in Washington, D.C., where he became AP’s national K-12 education writer.

Toppo came to USA Today in 2002 and in 2005 broke the Armstrong Williams “pay for punditry” story that launched a widespread look at government propaganda. He co-led the team that in 2011 looked at educator-led cheating on standardized tests. The series prompted the Washington, D.C., inspector general to investigate high erasure rates in D.C. schools.

Toppo was a 2010 Spencer fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and is the author of the 2015 book The Game Believes In You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter. The New York Times Book Review called it a "deeply reported and compassionately argued book.“

In 2017, Toppo was awarded a Yale University Poynter Fellowship in Journalism. He also became president of the Education Writers Association, the 3,000-member professional organization for journalists who cover education at all levels.

Greg Toppo Videos

  • A different way to think about technology in education: Greg Toppo ...

Greg Toppo Books

FAQs on booking Greg Toppo

  • How do I book Greg Toppo to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Greg Toppo for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Greg Toppo, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Greg Toppo or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Greg Toppo

    Speaking fees for Greg Toppo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Greg Toppo are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Greg Toppo, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Greg Toppo speak about?

    Greg Toppo is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Culture, Education, Journalism.
  • Where does Greg Toppo travel from?

    Greg Toppo generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Greg Toppo’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Greg Toppo for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Greg Toppo for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Greg Toppo or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Greg Toppo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Greg Toppo for your event is available upon request. Greg Toppo generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Cynthia Germanotta, Jon Bergmann, Annette Diefenthaler, Andreas Schleicher and Mike Feerick. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Greg Toppo for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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