Janie Tankard Carnock was a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She was a member of the Dual Language Learner National Work Group. Her work addressed policies and practices related to bilingual education, English language proficiency, and educational equity. Her writing has appeared in CNN, The Baltimore Sun, Hechinger Report, Univision, Education Post, The 74, Sojourners, and elsewhere. Before joining New America, she taught second grade in Baltimore City, where around half of her students spoke Spanish at home.
Carnock holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master's degree in education from Johns Hopkins University.