Peg Tyre is a longtime education journalist and the best-selling author of two books on education. She is also the director of strategy for The Edwin Gould Foundation, which invests in organizations that get low-income students to and through college. Tyre is currently at work on a book about literacy.

She currently serves on the Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship Board.

During her Spencer Fellowship year, Peg worked on the book proposal that was published by Holt as The Good School: How to Get the Children We Love The Education They Deserve, a parent-friendly book that summarizes the best education research for parents of pre-k to 8th grade kids.

Tyre left Newsweek magazine in May 2008 after seven years of covering education and social issues. She is the author of a New York Times best seller, The Trouble with Boys (Crown 2008), which grew out of a Newsweek cover story on the achievement gap between boys and girls. Tyre is also the co-author of Two Seconds Under the World (Crown 1995) and the winner of numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for her work at Newsday where she worked from 1989-95. She was an on-air correspondent for CNN from 1995 to 1999.

Published Work:

The Writing Revolution
The Atlantic
The Good School
August 16, 2011, Henry Holt Publishers
A’s for Good Behavior
The New York Times Week in Review
How will the Common Core Initiative Impact the Testing Industry?
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Watch How You Hold That Crayon
The New York Times
The Writing Revolution
Atlantic Monthly
Winner of EWA Magazine Feature, First Prize