Posts by Heatherly Conway:

Relationships Make the Difference

January 27, 2011 Published by

How do your relationships with schools and/or community supports aid in the academic progress of high-risk children? It is important for you to have answers to this “how” question. It is important that you define and evaluate school/community relationships: Which ones are really successful, and which ones are toxic to…

Support the Weekends Without Hunger Act

January 5, 2011 Published by

Greetings and happy new year. I’m Heatherly Conway, Ed.D., an author, speaker, educator, social worker, and a consultant for my book Collaboration for Kids. For more than 30 years I have promoted passionately the rights of children to be safe, nurtured, loved, and educated. If this meets with your political…

Wisconsin hears about Collaboration for Kids success

February 5, 2009 Published by

January 14 was the date. Madison, Wisconsin was the place. It was both exciting and encouraging to be presenting at the New Wisconsin Promise Conference held at the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright Monona Terrace Convention Center. In attendance were hundreds of Wisconsin educators and administrators from both the state level…

“I get it!”

July 7, 2008 Published by

“I get it!” This is what Juvenile Court Judge Wendell Askenette said to a crowd of Menominee Indian community leaders in reference to the Collaboration for Kids initiative being undertaken in the Menominee Indian School District. I was glad to hear him say, “I get it!” because I was about…

Improving Outcomes in School and Community–Same or different

January 12, 2008 Published by

Brian Dyson, a well-known business consultant, once said, “Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.” An unknown author stated, “Remember that you are all people and that all people are you.” Cleric and activist William Sloane…

Creating community engagement for children

September 26, 2007 Published by

It has been made appallingly clear, both through the research and through day-to-day exposure to the media, that if we are to turn the tide for children who are in cognitive, emotional, and/or physical danger in the U.S., we must first create a community of adults who care more about…

What are schools for?

September 5, 2007 Published by

Both in today’s world, and in the past, this is a fair question. The answer, however, is not a simple one, and I do not profess to have a pat answer. If you have read John Goodlad’s monograph titled What Schools Are For (Phi Delta Kappa, 1994), you will see…

Can we afford to avoid bold moves?

July 20, 2007 Published by

When we see the statistics on children in our country, can we afford not to support change? Can we afford not to open ourselves to newer and better thinking? Are we able as professionals and child advocates to see that prior systems and prior thinking are not working for the…