Former Fountain Valley School District teacher Rachelle Cracchiolo transformed a tiny home business creating teaching materials into a $50-million-a-year international company.
Today, Teacher Created Materials — with it’s multi-platform print and digital activity books — offers 3,000 different teaching products. The Orange County Registers chronicles how Cracchiolo built the business empire that provides materials that inspire creativity in the classroom.
Her products are aimed for children so they can learn in different ways, she told the Register. Some students are kinetic learners, others learn by hearing someone talk, others through reading, she said.
Here are some other education stories from the week ending Friday, Aug. 25:
- After a new law was signed identifying cheer as a high school sport, the California Interscholastic Federation reported the development of new cheer competition regulations that will be implemented this new school year.
- Tustin Unified kicked off the new 2017-18 school year this week with hundreds of new and returning students assembling on school grounds for their first day of school.
- Aliso Viejo Middle School began its first day with a new principal at the helm, who welcomed and engaged students as they arrived to school.
- In preparation for the new by-trustee area election system, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified has invited the public to attend a hearing and offer feedback on the allocation of areas.
- Irvine-based Morinaga America, producer of Hi-Chew Fruit Chews candy, donated $100,000 to EL Toro High for the renovation of the school’s softball field.