About the Author
ADRIA STEINBERG is a program director of Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit organization working to strengthen the transitions and links between learning and work. She has worked in and written about high schools for over thirty years and is the author of several books, including Real Learning, Real Work (1997). For five years, she was a writer for and editor of The Harvard Education Letter. KATHLEEN CUSHMAN has written for more than a decade about education reform, describing the Coalition of Essential Schools in the journal Horace and the schools of the Annenberg Challenge in Challenge Journal. She is editor of The Collected Horace: Theory in Practice in Essential Schools, a five-volume work published in 1998. ROBERT RIORDAN is a longtime teacher, administrator, and teacher trainer. He was named National School-to-Work Practitioner of the Year in 1994. He is currently project director for Changing the Subject: The New Urban High School, a joint initiative of the Big Picture Company and the U.S. Department of Education.