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 Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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