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

The Double Standard of ‘Law and Order’

Coded rhetoric like “law and order" puts an honorable sheen on exploiting 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.


EDUCATION POLICY
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.


EDUCATION POLICY
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.


EDUCATION POLICY
From Blueprint To Building

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


EDUCATION POLICY
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.