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Paul Tough discusses his recent article in the New York Times Magazine with Hari Sreenivasan. Amanpour and Company, PBS, September 12, 2023
Paul Tough discusses his recent article in the New York Times Magazine with the hosts of CBS News Moneywatch, September 7, 2023.
Paul Tough in conversation with Lewis H. Lapham, founder and editor of Lapham’s Quarterly. March 2, 2023. More information here.
Paul Tough discusses how college helps — and hinders — social mobility. With Fr. Steve Katsouros, Come to Believe Network virtual retreat, November 8, 2022
The 2020-21 Wesson Lecture in Problems of Democracy, a dialogue with Anthony Abraham Jack and Jennifer Morton. Hosted by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University, […]
Discussion of Postsecondary Education and Social Mobility hosted by EducationNC, November 10, 2020.
Interview with Jeffrey Brown, PBS Newshour, November 2, 2020.
Interview with Jeffrey Brown, PBS Newshour, October 27, 2020.
Paul Tough discusses his book “The Inequality Machine” with Dr. Ruth Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University. October 2020.
Dialogue with Angel Pérez and Steve Katsouros, ASU GSV Summit, September 30, 2020
Dialogue with Mitchell Stevens, Lauren Rivera, and Caitlin Zaloom, ASU-GSV Summit, September 30, 2020
Conversation with Liz Willen, part of SXSW EDU, June 12, 2020
Paul Tough in conversation with Father Steve Katsouros, dean of Arrupe College, Chicago. November 18, 2019
A conversation with Sarah Darville at an event hosted by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, November 8, 2019.
Conversation at Trinity College with Angel Perez, Matthew Rivera, and President Joanne Berger-Sweeney. November 6, 2019
Interview with Leslie Rangel, “Good Day Austin,” Fox 7, October 25, 2019
Interview on WGN Morning News (Chicago), October 21, 2019
Interview on “Live at 9,” WREG Memphis, October 11, 2019
Interview with Kristen Sze and Reggie Aqui, “Midday Live,” KGO San Francisco, October 2, 2019
Interview with Amanda Hill, News Center Maine (Portland), September 25, 2019
Interview by Sara Goldrick-Rab, “After Words” on PBS, September 23, 2019
Interview on “Chicago Tonight,” WTTW TV, September 16, 2019
Soledad O’Brien, “Matter of Fact,” September 14, 2019
Paul Tough and Michael Pollan discuss “The Years That Matter Most” in a public conversation at WBUR CitySpace in Boston, September 13, 2019.
Interview with Amna Nawaz, “PBS Newshour,” September 13, 2019
Interview with Michel Martin, “Amanpour & Co.,” PBS, September 12, 2019
Interview with Dr. Linda Hirsch about “The Years That Matter Most,” September 11, 2019
Paul Tough discusses his books on “The A List with Alison Lebovitz,” on WTCI in Chattanooga, Tenn. November 2016.
Paul Tough discusses his third book, Helping Children Succeed, at the Montauk School in 2016.
Paul Tough discusses some of the promising new school models that he wrote about in Helping Children Succeed.
Paul Tough discussing his book Helping Children Succeed with Sarah Yager at the Atlantic Education Summit in Washington, D.C., May 2016.
Paul Tough, author of Helping Children Succeed, describes the four essential messages students need to receive in the classroom in order to succeed. Toronto, 2016.
Paul Tough discussing Helping Children Succeed at the Toronto offices of the Lavin Agency, 2016.
Paul Tough on “Eminent Voices 2014,” a series of video interviews produced at the 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar. November 2014.
Paul Tough speaks at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar, November 2014
Paul Tough interviewed by Maha Barada of Euronews after his keynote address at the 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), November 2014.
Paul Tough moderates a panel at the New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference, with panelists Jeff Nelson, David Laude, and Catherine Ntube. September 2014.
Paul Tough discusses golf and grit with the editors of Golf Digest, on the occasion of the magazine’s October 2014 cover story on the topic by Bob Carney.
Paul Tough discusses How Children Succeed on WGN Morning News in Chicago, July 2014.
Paul Tough discusses his New York Times Magazine cover story on college completion on “Morning Joe,” MSNBC, May 2014.
Paul Tough discussing the work of Elizabeth Spiegel, the chess teacher at I.S. 318, on “The State of Education in Nebraska” on Nebraska Public Television, April 2014.
Paul Tough interviewed at the International Public Policy Forum, sponsored by Instituto Ayrton Senna, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2014.
Paul Tough interviewed by Fred Andrle at the 2014 Champion of Children event in Columbus, Ohio, sponsored by the United Way of Central Ohio. February 2014.
Paul Tough discusses character strengths in education with Geoffrey Canada, founder and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, June 2013.
Paul Tough discusses How Children Succeed with an interviewer from the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.
Paul Tough on “Fox and Friends” on Fox News Channel, February 2013.
Speaking at the Jewish Community Center in New York City with Dave Levin, Dominic Randolph, and John Merrow, December 2012.
Paul Tough interviewed by Tavis Smiley on his PBS show. November 2012.
In a speech, Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, details how a good educator can guide students by having them look at their own failures. November 2012.
In a speech, Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, outlines the science behind “licking and grooming” and how this helps defuse “toxic stress.” November 2012.
In a speech, Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, explains how a student’s character and outside help work together to improve that student’s life. November 2012.
In a speech, Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, explains how students can sometimes benefit from adversity. November 2012.
Discussing How Children Succeed and Whatever It Takes on a panel with Rep. Mark Strama, Meira Levinson, and Michael Brick, October 2012.
A conversation at Teach for America headquarters in New York, October 2012.
Paul Tough speaks at the Young Education Professionals-Colorado launch event, October 2012.
Paul Tough speaks at the Young Education Professionals-Colorado launch event, October 2012.
Paul Tough delivers the Fifth Annual Lecture on Science, Technology & Society, presented by the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy (CHPPP), in collaboration with the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group at the University of Chicago. Following the lecture, a panel of experts responds. October 2012.
Paul Tough in a panel discussion at JPMorgan Chase with Pamela Cantor, Scott Palmer, and Dave Levin, moderated by Michele Norris. October 2012.
Paul Tough appears on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC, September 2012.
Paul Tough in conversation with Brian Williams, David Brooks, Angela Duckworth, and Carol Dweck, NBC News Education Nation, September 2012
Interview on AM Northwest, KATU-TV Portland, September 2012
A discussion at the Washington Education Innovation Forum, presented by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington in Seattle, September 2012
Paul Tough discusses How Children Succeed with Patt Morrison. September 2012.
Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed, talks about shifting the focus from IQ and test scores to traits of perseverance, curiosity, and grit for long term success in kids. September 2012.
Author Paul Tough sat down with ParentMap to talk about his book How Children Succeed and examine this central question: Why do some children succeed while others fail? September 2012.
Paul Tough discusses education politics and teacher evaluations along with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and author Wes Moore, September 2012.
Author Paul Tough talks with Hathaway Brown Head of School Bill Crist about why schools and teachers should focus on resilience and other non-cognitive character traits, August 2012.
Paul Tough in conversation at the Aspen Ideas Festival with Andrea Mitchell, Dominic Randolph, and Russell Shaw, July 2012.
Paul Tough discusses college success at the Aspen Ideas Festival with Andrea Mitchell, July 2012.
From a speech at the Building Hope/Closing the Gap conference in Salem, Oregon, October 2011.
Paul Tough discussing the Harlem Children’s Zone and his book Whatever It Takes with the students of the Covering Education seminar at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. February 2009.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TV Ontario, September 2008.
ConnCAN’s one on one interview with Paul Tough, author of “Still Left Behind: What It Will Really Take to Close the Education Gap,” April 2008.
Paul Tough’s lecture from the 2008 Equity Symposium at the Teachers College of Columbia University.
Paul Tough discussing his New York Times Magazine cover story on OxyContin on MSNBC, July 26, 2001.
Paul Tough on the Today Show with Matt Lauer, discussing Tough’s cover story in the New York Times Magazine on OxyContin abuse, July 26, 2001.
Paul Tough discussing Saturday Night magazine with Allan Gregg on “Studio 2” on TVO, March 1999.
Paul Tough discussing Saturday Night magazine on “Montreal Today,” March 1999.
Paul Tough with Al Dunlap on CNNfn, May 9, 1996. Discussing the Harper’s Magazine Forum on corporate responsibility. Part two of two.
Paul Tough with Al Dunlap on CNNfn, May 9, 1996. Discussing the Harper’s Magazine Forum on corporate responsibility. Part one of two.
Paul Tough takes part in a panel discussion focusing on writing about hackers, along with Winn Schwartau, Julian Dibbel, and people involved in the filming of a major motion picture all about hackers (Rafael Moreu, Michael Peyser, Iain Softley). August 1994.