Students in Maryland, where so many furloughed federal workers live, write about the effects of the shutdown.
Trump said his “compromse” deal would protect DACA recipients and fund a wall in an effort to improve border security.
Students have a lot to say about the federal shutdown and their take on the current mess in Washington has sparked some good writing.
Free and reduced-price school meals should continue during the shutdown, although if it goes past February, questions start to pop up.
The federal government could remain (partially) shut down for several days, but student aid for college is generally unaffected.