Janie T. Carnock

Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program

Janie Tankard Carnock is a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the Dual Language Learner National Work Group. Her work addresses policies and practices related to multilingualism, immigration, English proficiency, and educational equity. Her writing has appeared in The Hechinger Report, Univision, Education Post, The Washington Monthly, Real Clear Education, The 74, Sojourners, Pacific Standard, and elsewhere. Before joining New America, she taught second grade in Baltimore City. Around half of her students spoke Spanish at home.

Carnock graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in English and secondary field in government. She also holds a master's degree in education from Johns Hopkins University.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Pioneering Change

An Oregon law broke new ground for data-driven support of low-performing districts for English learners across the state.


EDUCATION POLICY
Seeing Clearly

How can state and local leaders tell if a school or district is doing a good job with English learners?


EDUCATION POLICY
Rethinking Data for English Learners in the ESSA Era

Two new reports from New America highlight the need for more accurate, meaningful data on English learner outcomes.


EDUCATION POLICY
Southeast is Fastest Growing Region for English Learners

More immigrants are settling in the Southeast. What are the implications for equity in PreK-12 English learner education?


EDUCATION POLICY
Trump's Immigration Approach is Not Reform

Janie T. Carnock wrote for the Baltimore Sun about President Trump's approach to immigration.


The Double Standard of ‘Law and Order’

Coded language like “law and order" puts a deceptively honorable sheen on exploited racialized narratives.


EDUCATION POLICY
California’s New Data Dashboard and What It Means for English Learners

California’s new K-12 data tool brings greater transparency to English learners in an important way.


EDUCATION POLICY
How Accountability Shaped New York City’s Dual Language Push

New York City’s K-12 dual language expansion was triggered by legal guardrails and pressure from watchdogs at various levels.


EDUCATION POLICY
Is Dual-language Education Always the Best Course for English Learners?

Janie T. Carnock wrote for the Hechinger Report about the quality and feasibility of dual-language education.


EDUCATION POLICY
Educating Immigrant Children Under Trump: New Resource to Guide Local Leaders

More than ever, we need to equip the teachers and education leaders most proximate to immigrant students with concrete guidance.


EDUCATION POLICY and NEW AMERICA NYC
Lifting the Torch for Multilingual Students

A new report dives into New York’s redesign of policies supporting the education of its shifting multilingual populations.


EDUCATION POLICY
Spotlight on Newburgh: How State Reform for English Learners is Taking Root in New York

In light of new state rules, local leaders in Newburgh City, New York are innovating to better serve multilingual learners.