Welcome to FindLaw's education law section for Iowans, with articles to help students and parents understand the rules and regulations governing public education in the Hawkeye State. While most laws affecting public education originate from the state government, including curriculum standards and how schools are funded, federal law protects the privacy of students' academic records. Meanwhile, Iowa law also provides protections for students' academic records. All states require children of a certain age range to attend formal schooling, whether it's public, private, religious, or home school. Click on a link below to learn more about Iowa education laws and contact an attorney if you need legal representation.