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Teacher Stress and Health series

Research brief addresses teacher stress and health

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released a social and emotional learning brief—Teacher Stress and Health: Effects on Teachers, Students and Schools—the first in a 10-part series. This first brief examines the causes and consequences of teacher stress—a growing problem with nearly one-half of teachers reporting high daily stress and more teachers leaving the profession than ever before.
Campus and community

Harrisburg researchers suggest community policing to build trust in police

Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs researchers, Jonathan Lee and Jennifer Gibbs, both assistant professors of criminal justice, say that for police to forge better relationships with the communities they serve, they must decrease “social distance.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

A History Discovered: Chicken Bone Beach

Civic leaders, like Martin Luther King Jr. (shown here), enjoyed Chicken Bone Beach with their families.

Sammy Davis Jr. and Friends

A History Discovered: Chicken Bone Beach

Sammy Davis Jr. was just one of many celebrities who frequented Chicken Bone Beach.  He is shown enjoying champagne with friends and fans.

Crowded Chicken Bone Beach

A History Discovered: Chicken Bone Beach

Chicken Bone Beach was a major attraction for blacks in the 1930s through 1960s.

Ladies on Chicken Bone Beach

A history discovered: Chicken Bone Beach

Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, a graduate student in Penn State Harrisburg’s American studies program, thought she would do her thesis on the history of hip-hop. But a chance sighting of black-and-white photos in a Philadelphia gallery window in 2014 would eventually change her mind and open up to her a world during the 1930s to 1960s in which African-Americans ruled a section of Atlantic City beach, known as “Chicken Bone Beach.”
Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks

A History Discovered: Chicken Bone Beach

Penn State Harrisburg graduate student Cheryl Woodruff Brooks discovered images of Chicken Bone Beach, which led her to research the people who patronized the beach and the neighborhood that ran alongside the beach, the Northside.

Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks

A History Discovered: Chicken Bone Beach

Penn State Harrisburg graduate student, Cheryl Woodruff Brooks, discovered images of Chicken Bone Beach, which led her to research the people who patronized the beach and the neighborhood that ran alongside the beach, the Northside.

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