FindLaw's Oklahoma education law section covers various statutes affecting public schools and students in the Sooner State. State laws primarily govern schools, although federal laws and decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court dictate procedures for safeguarding students' records, the types of school prayer allowed, and some other limited matters. Oklahoma statute requires children between the ages of five and 18 to attend some type of schooling, whether it's public, private, religious, or home school. Oklahoma law defers to local school boards for the implementation of corporal punishment. Click on a link below to learn more about education laws in Oklahoma.