September 2017 – Table of Contents

PHI DELTA KAPPAN • September 2017 • Vol. 99, No. 1

8         Learning from schools that close opportunity gaps — Sarah E. LaCour, Adam York, Kevin Welner, Michelle Renée Valladares, and Linda Molner Kelley

15       What does it take to sustain a productive partnership in education? — Karen Hammerness, Anna MacPherson, Maritza Macdonald, Hudson Roditi, and Linda Curtis-Bey

21       Positive school leadership: How the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders can be brought to life — Joseph Murphy, Karen Seashore Louis, and Mark Smylie


K1 The 49th Annual PDK Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools: Academic achievement isn’t the only mission


25     R&D: Using data wisely at the system level — Meghan Lockwood, Mary Dillman, and Kathryn Parker Boudett

31     Self-governing schools, parental choice, and the need to protect the public interest — Edward B. Fiske and Helen F. Ladd

37      Moving readers from struggling to proficient  — Deborah Wolter


4        THE EDITOR’S NOTE: Practical preparation for all — Joan Richardson

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

40      LEADERSHIP: To lead for equity, learn how the system works — Joshua P. Starr

42      WASHINGTON VIEW: A new push for integrating college and career preparation? — Maria Ferguson

44      UNDER THE LAW: An interesting year of cases in the U.S. Supreme Court — Julie Underwood

46      PDK CONNECTION: Organizational news about PDK International

48      BACKTALK: What’s in your mission statement? — Brian Sevier