By HistoryNet Staff 12/4/2017 •
This was the first state to enact a compulsory education law.
Massachusetts. In 1852, the state enacted The Compulsory Attendance Act which mandated school for children between the ages of eight and fourteen for at least 12 weeks out of each year.
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