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

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.

English language learners benefit from EMU educators influenced by Anabaptist values

Eastern Mennonite University highlighted portions from Janie Carnock's article on Mennonites working to support dual language learners.

The Multicultural Mennonites of Harrisonburg, Va.

Janie T. Carnock wrote for Sojourners about how the Mennonites of Harrisonburg are affecting major change in their local community.

New America, Old America, and Holding the Ground for Multilingual Learners

Even in difficult political times, dual language learners are making progress in some states.

From Blueprint To Building

This report highlights both the bright spots and the emerging challenges of New York’s ELL reforms.

How New York State Is Lifting the Torch for its Dual Language Learners

A new report from New America's Dual Language Learners National Work Group explores New York's recent policy reforms for DLLs.

Harrisonburg Leads the Way for Dual Language Learners in Virginia

A new report from the National Dual Language Learner Work Group explores how one rural district is supporting its DLLs.

A Critical Mass

This report looks at what a small city in Virginia has done to become a leader in dual language learner education in the state.

Counterproductive: When the “English Learner” Label Works Against Students

A new study sheds light on the downsides to being initially identified for English language services.

Why You Shouldn’t Stop Speaking Spanish at Home

Janie Carnock wrote for Education Post about research indicating that native language at home supports English language education at school.

The Delusional Ways We Evaluate English Learners

Janie Carnock wrote for the Hechinger Report about ways the education system can address achievement gaps for English Learners.

A Turning Tide: Massachusetts’ New Bill and the Growing Demand for Bilingual Education

Massachusetts’ LOOK Bill represents the latest evidence that there is a national tide turning towards bilingual education.