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Webinar Will Explore Arts Education’s Impacts

How do in-school arts education programs affect student creativity, academics, or social outcomes? That is the central question for an August 27th webinar by the National Endowment for the Arts that will feature researchers from the Kennedy Center and Johns Hopkins University, who will share their investigation of these topics.

Ivonne Chand O’Neal, director of research and evaluation at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will share her study on the Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program on Washington D.C.-area public school students, their parents, and teachers. The CETA program is supported by an OII Arts in Education National Program grant to the Kennedy Center. Mariale Hardiman, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and former principal of Roland Park Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland, will discuss her work at the intersection of cognitive research and effective teaching strategies.

This is the eighth public webinar hosted by the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development, an alliance of 19 federal departments, agencies, divisions, and offices, including the U.S. Department of Education, that encourages more and better research on how the arts help people reach their full potential at all stages of life.

The webinar is scheduled from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, and is free and open to the public. Please register in advance. If you miss it, an archive of the webinar will be available at http://arts.gov/videos/webinars.