PHI DELTA KAPPAN • April 2018 • Vol. 99, No. 7

ALL THE ADULTS WHO MATTER — BEYOND TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS

8         School nurses: An investment in student achievement — Erin D. Maughan

15       Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us — Keith Curry Lance and Debra E. Kachel

21       Making the most of instructional coaches — Britnie Delinger Kane and Brooks Rosenquist

26       School social workers as partners in the school mission — Nadine M. Finigan-Carr and Wendy E. Shaia

31       Who’s really driving student outcomes? — Anthony R. Meals

35       How school counselors make a world of difference — Patrick J. O’Connor

40       Who works in schools?

42       What a difference a district can make: An interview with Meredith Honig — Rafael Heller

MORE FEATURES

47        Peer mentoring to support first-generation low-income college students — Sean Plaskett, Diksha Bali, Michael J. Nakkula, and John Harris

52        Teacher leadership to support English learners — Felice Atesoglu Russell and Kerry Soo Von Esch

57       Do students’ high scores on international assessments translate to low levels of creativity? — Stefan Johansson

62       Making sense of student agency in the early grades — Margaret Vaughn

67       A wider vision of learning — Elliot Washor

 

DEPARTMENTS

4          THE EDITOR’S NOTE: Who matters? — Rafael Heller

6          HIGHLIGHTED & UNDERLINED: A notebook of short but worthy items

72        LEADERSHIP: Let’s be precise about personalization — Joshua P. Starr

74        WASHINGTON VIEW: The plight of Puerto Rico — Maria Ferguson

76        UNDER THE LAW: The state of teacher tenure — Julie Underwood

79        PDK CONNECTION: Organizational news about PDK International

80       BACKTALK: What we all need to know about vaping — Susan Leonard