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
What Candidates Should be Talking about in 2016: Six Ideas from New America

Americans should know where candidates stand on the following six issues before they cast their votes.


EDUCATION POLICY
New Title III Grants Signal Shifting Federal Priorities for ELL Educators

The 2016 National Professional Development (NPD) grant competition for ELL educators is live.


EDUCATION POLICY
Interview: New Research Links Dual Immersion to Reading Score Gains

Dr. Robert Slater explains how his new study highlights the academic benefit of dual immersion for all students, including DLL's.


EDUCATION POLICY
Accountability for Recently Arrived ELLs: What's Fair?

How should systems fairly and appropriately account for the academic achievement of recently arrived ELLs?


EDUCATION POLICY
The Critical Role Schools Play in Responding to Refugees

What should policymakers and educators consider in order to design supports that meet refugee students' needs?


EDUCATION POLICY
The "Triple Segregation" of Latinos, ELLs: What Can We Do?

Latino school segregation has dramatically increased over the past several decades. What does this mean for Latinos and other DLLs?


EDUCATION POLICY
Early Learning Standards for DLLs: How Can States Do Better?

How are states supporting DLLs through their early learning standards and guidelines?


EDUCATION POLICY
DCPS Uses New Approach to Develop Dual Immersion Programs

A new approach to training teachers builds on recent efforts to ensure the quality of dual immersion programs across D.C. Public Schools.


EDUCATION POLICY
Growth for ELLs: Trends Across High-Flying Districts

What do strong districts for English language learners have in common? A recent webinar examines key patterns.


EDUCATION POLICY
Bilingual Early Ed on the Rise: Beneficial for All, Vital for DLLs

Dual immersion programs are on the rise. How do all learners, and DLLs in particular, stand to benefit from a bilingual programs?


EDUCATION POLICY
New Study Confirms Value of Pre-K for Low-Income Latino Students

Even before the first day of kindergarten, the so-called “achievement gap” is already in place.


EDUCATION POLICY
U.S. Departments of Ed and Justice Release ELL Toolkit

The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the U.S. has grown by over 60 percent— an increase of more than 2 million students.