Weekly roundup: Former teacher builds $50 million company, another round of schools start and more

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.News blocks

Here are some other education stories from the week ending Friday, Aug. 25: