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. She’s currently pursuing a law degree.

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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…

By Janie T. Carnock

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

Amanda Gorman Is Climbing That Hill. Now if Only The Rest of Us Would Join Her.

Today at President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s inauguration, Amanda Gorman stole the show. Lady Gaga? J-Lo? Garth Brooks? No contest. This 22-year-old…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

I Don’t Know if Biden Can Heal This Nation, But a House Divided Cannot Stand

November 2016, I walked into my school building to students blocking their peers from coming through my classroom door. They said, “We’re building a wall,…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Jan. 13, 2021

As Grown-Ups Argue Over Reopening Schools, Chicago’s Kids Lose

Chicago Public Schools students are back in school.  Well, some of them are. It’s complicated, and getting messier by the minute.  WBEZ Chicago has more…

By Rob Samuelson

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