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Here We Go Again? How a Government Shutdown Could Impact Schools

President Donald Trump’s administration has sent lawmakers a spending proposal that would cover the rest of fiscal 2017, which ends Sept. 30, including major cuts to Title II grants for teaching programs. On April 28, the measure Congress approved late last year to keep the government funded for fiscal 2017 will expire. Without it, major parts of the government will cease to operate.  There are a few programs where a shutdown would be felt pretty quickly, as well as a few wrinkles that make this potential shutdown a little different from previous ones.