Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Hits Westchester; Feds Aim to Punish Schools That Opt Out of Testing; Entrepreneur Course for Boomers, Moms

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Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according to Westchester Woman:?Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Hits Westchester; Entrepreneur Course for Boomers, Moms; MORE

1.) Hundreds of children in Westchester will have their noses stuck in books for the next week, since J.K. Rowling’s latest saga in the Harry Potter series was released at midnight on Saturday.

Children and adults now can enjoy Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the series’ eighth installment, as a part of their summer reading list.

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a little different from you traditional Potter book, as it is a script rather than a novel.?Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play based on a story from J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, which is set 19 years after?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and chronicles the life of Harry Potter, as a Ministry of Magic employee, and his son Albus Severus Potter.

To celebrate the book’s release, book stores all over Hudson Valley held book release parties Saturday night for their die-hard Harry Potter fans.

 

 

2.)?Have an idea for a business you want to start? Women’s Enterprise Development Center Inc. can help make your dreams a reality. Their Comprehensive 60 Hour Entrepreneurial Training Course has new day hours.

“The target market for this daytime business course is both Baby Boomers and those Moms with school age children who are looking to return to the workforce,”said?Sylvia Herzog, WEDCs Program Director. WEDCs programs are heavily subsidized and therefore the fee for the course, which runs 20 weeks, is only $250.

The class will be held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mount Kisco Public Library, 100 East Main St. in Mount Kisco.

The course covers legal, insurance, personal and business finances, cash flow and financial statements, market research, social media, websites, marketing objectives, competition and SWOT analysis and management. You’ll also write a business plan and present it to a panel of successful business owners, bankers and government officials.

Entrepreneurship among Boomers is strong when compared to younger age groups,”according to the Kaufman Foundations Growthology group. “The oldest millennials are just a few years away from entering the peak age for entrepreneurship, which despite pop culture perceptions, is closer to 40 than 20.

Get details on the class and register at?www.wedcbiz.org or call 914-948-6098 x 13 and ask for ?Sylvia Herzog.

 

3.) Westchester parents have seen the effects of standardized testing on their children in grades three through eight. Some have opted their children out of taking these classes,?making it clear that they don’t see the value in or welcome them as a part of the children’s education.

Now the federal government is looking to take that right away and force testing on children. The amendment to the Every Student Succeeds Act would punish school districts with high opt-out rates by lowering their rating and requiring improvement strategies.
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