I LOVE LOVE the course summary on the Syllabus and always make that my home page. That being said, I really wish the course summary would 'age out' past due assignments. Or put them at the end. That way the current due dates are always near the top and students would not need to needlessly scroll.
I saw a similar idea from 2017 but it looks as if there was no consensus on how to best accomplish a sort that everyone could agree upon. But why not just leave it in date order - as it is - and remove the past due items from the top of the list?