Greg Toppo Greg Toppo is USA Today’s national K-12 education and demographics reporter. After spending eight years as a private and public school teacher, he switched careers to journalism, working first at the Santa Fe New Mexican and then the Associated Press in both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. In 2002, Toppo became the national K-12 education writer for USA Today. Greg was a 2010 Spencer fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. In 2011, Toppo co-led the team that investigated cheating in the nation’s public schools, most prominently in Washington, D.C. His book on video games and education is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan. Toppo lives near Baltimore with his wife, Julie, and their two daughters.