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

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

How Young Children of Immigrants Face Discrimination At School

The first years of any child’s education are an impressionable time, and more difficult for immigrant children.

Identifying and Supporting ELLs with Learning Disabilities