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Rise & Shine: Friday, 8/8

  • A civil rights advocate is suing the city over the January handcuffing of a 10-year-old girl on a school bus — when she wasn’t doing anything illegal. (Sun, Post, Daily News)
    Brooklyn Friends School offers kids from two neighboring public schools a six-week summer school to prevent academic regression during the long summer break. (Daily News)
  • Next up for District 2: an elementary school at Pier 17? (Downtown Express)
  • New York State Senate Republicans have introduced anti-bullying legislation long supported by gay rights activists. (Times)
  • A plan for Chicago students to boycott the beginning of the school year to protest inadequate schools is gaining momentum. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Union leaders in Washington, D.C., say Michelle Rhee’s controversial contract proposal is unlikely to be approved. (Washington Post)
  • Beginning in 2010, the College Board will offer a version of the PSAT designed for 8th graders. (L.A. Times)