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1916: Compulsory School Attendance Begins In Texas

Aug 30, 2016

Henderson, Texas school, 1916
Credit Ancestry.com

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says compulsory school attendance is now 100 years old in Texas.  It began in August of 2016, requiring children eight to 14 years old be in school at least 60 days per year.