December 2016/January 2017 – Table of Contents

PHI DELTA KAPPAN • December 2016/January 2017 • Vol. 98, No. 4

FIXING SCHOOL TIME

8                Later start time for teens improves grades, mood, and safety — Kyla L. Wahlstrom

15             Summer learning that sticks — Daniel Browne

21             4 steps for redesigning time for student and teacher learning — Lori Nazareno

26             More time for learning — Alex Magaña, Michelle Saab, and Valerie Svoboda

31             Time for teacher learning, planning critical for school reform — Eileen G. Merritt

MORE FEATURES

37             Detracked — And going strong — Peter Bavis

43             Strategic accountability is key to making PLCs effective — Lois Brown Easton

49             When choice fosters inequality: Can research help? — Jennifer B. Ayscue, Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Brian Woodward, and Gary Orfield

55             It’s instruction over place not the other way around! — James M. Kauffman and Jeanmarie Badar

60             Buyer — Be informed — Brandi Noll

66             Testing: For better and worse — Robert J. Sternberg

DEPARTMENTS

4                THE EDITOR’S PAGE: Time to learn, time to teach — Joan Richardson

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

72             LEADERSHIP: Content is king — Joshua P. Starr

74             WASHINGTON VIEW: One step forward, two steps back in Maryland  — Maria Ferguson

76             UNDER THE LAW: Student online speech rights on and off campus  — Julie Underwood

79             PDK CONNECTION: Organizational news about PDK International

80             BACKTALK: Equity and school time — James H. Lytle