The U.S. Department of Education’s Board of Education will discuss the need for more school resources and a curriculum that reflects current knowledge and practice, the White House said on Monday.
The board will also examine a report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which found that American students were still struggling with the skills they need to thrive.
It also will address the needs of the nation’s public school system and school districts, according to the White Rose.
The White House has called for the board to convene in February to discuss the state of the country’s schools, which are expected to lose millions of students due to the recession.
The NAEP has also found that the number of students attending charter schools in the United States has doubled since 2000, as more charter schools are created.