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 bilingual education, English language proficiency, and educational equity. Her writing has appeared in CNNThe 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.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Battle for English Learner Equity Heats Up in Delaware

A new lawsuit filed by the Delaware ACLU has important implications for the state’s fast-growing English learner population.


EDUCATION POLICY
How Illinois is Rethinking Data to Track English Learner Success

A New America report examines Illinois' proposed policies to improve data systems for English learners.


EDUCATION POLICY
Rethinking English Learner Data

Illinois’ approach to EL issues represents a compelling example of trying to navigate data quandaries thoughtfully.


EDUCATION POLICY
Frigid Baltimore City Schools: The Racism We Haven't Confronted

Janie Carnock wrote for CNN about classrooms of freezing children of color in Baltimore City.


EDUCATION POLICY
Cómo Los Programas De Lenguaje Dual Desnudan (E Intentan Resolver) Las Desigualdades Sociales

Janie Carnock was quoted by Univision on the tension between the needs of Spanish speakers and those of English speakers.


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Making State Report Cards Work for English Learners

Leaders should improve state report cards for English learners in several, key ways.


EDUCATION POLICY
New Reports Outline Early Learning Policies for Dual Language Learners

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) published new reports taking stock of early learning policies for DLLs.


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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.


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Seeing Clearly

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


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Pioneering Change

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


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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.