The National Endowment for the Arts will host a live public webinar on August 27 discussing how in-school arts education programs affect student creativity, academics, and social outcomes. Speakers for the free webinar, from 3-4pm (ET), will be Ivonne Chand O’Neal, director of research and evaluation for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Mariale Hardiman, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education; and Sunil Iyengar, director of research and analysis at the NEA, who will moderate the webinar. During the webinar O’Neal will discuss her study on the Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program on Washington, D.C.-area public school students, parents, and teachers, and Hardiman will discuss her work about cognitive research and effective teaching strategies. More information about the webinar can be found here. The webinar will be live-tweeted via @NEAarts with the hashtag #NEAtaskforce, and will later be archived at

Posted August 21, 2014