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Document Number: 7474

School Attendance Age Limits MS Word PDF - States have a variety of requirements for the attendance age of their students. “Free education,” also referred to as “statutory age,” refers to the ages in which a person must be admitted to a public school by law without charge. “Compulsory age” refers to the range of ages during which a resident of a state must attend school on a regular basis. While ten states have either not set a maximum age limit to which free education must be provided or have left that determination up to the local education agency, all states (including Washington, DC) have implemented minimum age limits and compulsory attendance ages into law. (Anthony De Souza and Michael Colasanti, Education Commission of the States, June 2007)...
Author: Anthony De Souza, Michael Colasanti
Publication: StateNote
Publisher: Education Commission of the States

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