Although the federal government does have some influence on school policies, public education is mostly left up to the states. FindLaw's section on Hawaii's education laws explores the Aloha State's laws impacting public schools, along with summaries of federal laws where applicable. This section includes articles on compulsory education laws that require children of a certain age range to attend school, laws that govern how the privacy of school records is to be maintained, and Hawaii's law prohibiting the use of corporal punishment in schools. You'll also find information about federal school prayer law, for which there is no state law. Click on a link below to learn more.