Janie T. Carnock

Guest Blogger

Policy Analyst, New America

Washington, D.C.

Janie Tankard Carnock was most recently a policy analyst in the education policy program at the New America Foundation where she provided research and analysis on policies related to dual-language learners. Previously, Carnock taught second grade in Baltimore City. She holds an M.S. in education from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Harvard University.

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Posted Dec. 12, 2017

English-Language Learners Deserve to Know How Their Schools Are Doing and These Changes Will Help

Each year, states publish “report cards” on student performance in K-12 education, as measured by math and reading tests, graduation…

By Janie T. Carnock

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Posted Feb. 17, 2017

A Teacher’s Guide to Educating Immigrant Children Under Trump

Early last month, the U.S. Department of Education released a new resource guide for early learning programs and elementary schools working with…

By Janie T. Carnock

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Posted Sep. 14, 2016

Why You Shouldn’t Stop Speaking Spanish at Home

When I was a second-grade teacher, around half of my students spoke Spanish at home. While nearly all of them…

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Posted July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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