Welcome to FindLaw's section covering the education-based laws of New Hampshire, with legalese-free explanations of the law. Virtually everyone spends a good portion of their childhood at school, which -- if it's public -- means it's a government-run institution that is subject to unique applications of the law. For instance, public schools that lead students in prayer are in violation of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. In this section, you'll learn about New Hampshire law allowing student prayer with certain limitations; laws protecting the privacy of student records; New Hampshire's law banning the use of corporal punishment in public schools; and compulsory education laws. Click on a link below to learn more about New Hampshire education laws.