Background: In the RFP for Connecting Activities funding, each region has outlined strategies for building equity and access. The topic is addressed through the RFP question shown below. This RFP section was originally written witih a focus on dropout prevention, and is now more broadly framed as equity and access.
[7.] Equity and Access. CA funds can be strategically deployed to address issues of equity and access, by targeting under-represented student subpopulations for participation, in collaboration with partner school (especially ELs and students with disabilities due to persistent achievement gaps in graduation and dropout rates). Describe below any specific student subpopulations that you, in collaboration with any partner school, will target for CA supports, and how you will do so, especially relating to dropout prevention. (Maximum 10 points)
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