State laws regulate public education in a number of different ways, including curriculum standards and how schools are funded. While these laws don't vary too much one state to the next, there are some notable differences in some areas. For example, Washington law prohibit teachers and administrators from using corporal punishment in public schools, which has become less common throughout the country. Like many other states, Washington requires children to attend school starting at a certain age. In the Evergreen State, children must attend school from ages eight-18. Click on the links below to learn more about Washington education laws.