A Temporary Change for Inside School Research Blog

By Sarah D. Sparks — February 10, 2014 1 min read
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It’s time for the latest round of my personal longitudinal study of early child development—otherwise known as maternity leave, my second child, Sagan Corbett Dockery, arrived this weekend, so you won’t hear much from me on Inside School Research until June.

In the meantime, R. Holly Yettick, a postdoctoral fellow on loan to us from the Buechner Institute for Governance at the University of Colorado Denver school of public affairs, will be stepping in for me to make sure you can still follow all the new education studies and research gossip here at Inside School Research.

In 2013, Holly earned her doctorate in education at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Her dissertation examined media coverage of educational experts and research. Before that, she spent 11 years as a reporter, writing about education for newspapers including The Rocky Mountain News, The Orlando Sentinel and The Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser. She was a 2004 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan and a runner-up for the 2005 Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting. Yettick graduated from Yale with a bachelor’s degree in literature.

Please help me welcome Holly! I will be writing from time to time in the next few months, but if you want to reach out to ISR, please contact my editor, Debbie Viadero, at

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Inside School Research blog.