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
Latinos and Early Ed: New Reports Take Stock of Existing Research

A new set of briefs reveals trends in early childhood education (ECE) search and decision-making, and quality of experience among Latino.


EDUCATION POLICY
Interview: How the WIDA Consortium Is Preparing Its 35 States Under ESSA

With nearly three-quarters of all U.S. states working with WIDA, the consortium has significant sway over state decision-making for ELLs.


EDUCATION POLICY
After AMAOs: Defining What Progress for English Learners Means Under ESSA

When it comes to ELL accountability under ESSA, policymakers are in a holding pattern until the Department of Ed regulates the law's nebulou


EDUCATION POLICY
Growing Up with Undocumented Parents: The Challenges Children Face

A recent report examines the host of risk factors that children of undocumented immigrants face.


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Equity in STEM: Public-Private Partnerships Drive Opportunity for All Students

A new initiative in Baltimore City shows how local partnerships can help make equitable access to STEM a reality.


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Expanded Learning Time for DLLs: Benefits, Costs and Caveats

A new report highlights how extending the school day can push achievement for all students, including DLLs. But is extra time really the ans


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.


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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?