Greg Toppo is a senior editor at Inside Higher Ed. As part of the editorial leadership team, he coaches reporters and contributes himself as a writer to the national publication. Previously, he was national education and demographics reporter at USA Today, where he worked from 2002 to 2018. A graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M., 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. Greg is author of The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter, a 2015 book about technology in schools, and was also a 2010 Spencer fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.