Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says the state needs to improve its coordination of education programs.
She also worries that the education system, from preschool through graduate school, has gaps, where students fail or leave school and don't live up to their full potential.
The governor raised those issues during the first meeting Thursday of a new council she has formed to study such issues and make recommendations.
It's known as the P20 Education Council. That's P for preschool, and 20, denoting the grade that the last year of graduate school would be.
The council has 21 members, including legislators, educators and members of both the State Board of Education and Board of Regents.