Welcome to FindLaw’s New York Education Laws Center. This is your one-stop shop for New York-specific laws on schools and education, including attendance requirements, home schooling provisions, prohibitions on prayer in public schools, and restrictions on the disclosure of student records. The Empire State, for instance, has a law on the books that permits a brief period of silent meditation at public schools. The state has determined that school attendance is required for children between the ages of 6 and 16, with some home schooling exceptions. This section also has information on corporal punishment and privacy requirements for school records. Click on one of the links below to get started.