Since public schools are technically government entities, they are beholden to certain rights and protections that don't apply to private schools or other private entities. For instance, private schools may incorporate religious ideologies and prayer but public schools are restricted by the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Welcome to FindLaw's section on the education laws of North Dakota, with legalese-free primers on the laws impacting public school students and their parents. In this section, you'll learn about compulsory educations laws that require children to attend school (with exceptions), laws detailing who has access to student records, and more. Click on a link below to learn more about North Dakota's education laws.