Changes in federal education policy that will come under the Trump administration are still unclear, but many states are nevertheless proceeding with plans to meet requirements of the Obama administration’s Every Student Succeeds Act. Under the ESSA law, accountability has shifted from the federal government to individual states. “You won’t see a ton of federal intervention around accountability or school improvement, but I think you will see interest in school choice, and we will still have conversations about what that means on the federal level,” says Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Minnich encourages administrators to get involved at the state level to help formulate ESSA plans-developing accountability measures beyond just test scores and creating support structures to help turn around lower-performing schools. Read more.