Last week, the Vermont PreK-16 Council issued its first annual report to the house and senate education committee, as required in the enabling legislation. The report identifies the themes chosen to guide the council's work in 2011:
1. career awareness and exploration
2. outcomes needed for success at transition points, (defined as early childhood education to early elementary education, middle school to high school, high school to college or career, and teacher training), and
3. educator development and support.
According to the report, "The Council will be divided into working groups to study these themes and transition points over the next six months with the goal of designing specific initiatives, including pilot and full-scale innovative projects and new frameworks and policies."