The Gazette: Closing the gap in gifted school programs

Sandrine, now in seventh grade, was invited this year to be part of Cedar Rapids Community School District’s gifted program, the Program for Academic and Creative Talent, or PACT. Middle schoolers in PACT can enroll in a variety of fast-pace classes — from creative writing to mock trial — that have more advanced curricula.

Up until then, she said, she’d never seen someone who looked like her in one of those classes.

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