Paul Tough

Writer & Speaker

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Monday, January 18th, 2010

More Rounding Up

News and comments on Geoffrey Canada, Whatever It Takes, and the Harlem Children’s Zone from David Brooks, the Motley Fool and the student newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh.

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Canada at Harvard

On Friday night, Geoffrey Canada accepted the Robert Coles “Call of Service” Award at Harvard University and spoke to students about Dr. Seuss and Langston Hughes.

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Midwestern Newspaper Roundup

The Springfield, Ohio, News-Sun has this article about my trip there this week:

Paul Tough, New York Times Magazine editor, will address the issues of poverty, education and the achievement gap, during a special presentation, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Springfield High School. Sponsored in part by Wittenberg University’s Institute for Education Innovation, the event will include the results of Tough’s research into Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone project.

(There’s more information here about my upcoming talk.)

In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Aisha Sultan devotes this week’s column to “Whatever It Takes” and the Harlem Children’s Zone.

And the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reviews (briefly) the paperback edition of “Whatever It Takes.”

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Chattanooga Times Free Press report

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports on yesterday’s public policy forum on early education:

Harlem, N.Y., and Chattanooga are very different cities thousands of miles apart, but community members learned on Saturday there are striking similarities.

The Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s University Center held a public policy forum regarding children’s education in Hamilton County. The event’s featured guest speaker was journalist Paul Tough, author of “Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America.”

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Baltimore talk on Monday

More details here on my talk at the Johns Hopkins School of Education on Monday. Registration is closed, but unclaimed tickets may be available at the door after 6:30 p.m.

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

At Columbia J-School

At LynNell Hancock’s Covering Education Seminar at the Columbia University School of Journalism, talking about the experience of reporting at the Promise Academy middle school. Video by Maura Walz.

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

A Talk in Baltimore

On March 30, I’ll be giving a talk at Johns Hopkins University. This announcement has the details:

The School of Education’s Department of Teacher Preparation will sponsor a talk by author Paul Tough, one of America’s foremost writers on poverty, education, and the achievement gap, on Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m.

Marc Steiner, president of the Center for Emerging Media and host of a talk show on WEAA, will lead a question-and-answer session following the presentation.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Daily Pennsylvanian article

An account in today’s Daily Pennsylvanian, the student newspaper of University of Pennsylvania, on my reading yesterday at the U. Penn bookstore:

“There is a model here that can work and be adapted in other places,” Tough said. “My hope is that other people building on what [Canada] has done will be able to meet [his] success and surpass it.”

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Reading in Philadelphia


Tomorrow, February 24, at 6 p.m., I’ll be reading from and discussing “Whatever It Takes” at the Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Columbia J-School

One student’s account of my recent visit to LynNell Hancock’s Covering Education seminar at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.