Yes. Parents in Pennsylvania can teach their children at home. Pennsylvania's law on home education (also called “homeschooling”) is known as Act 169. A copy of this law can be found at www.pde.state.pa.us/home_education/site/default.asp (click on “Documents” and then “Home Education Law). In Pennsylvania, children of compulsory school age - children between the ages of eight (8) and seventeen (17) - are required to attend school. Educating a child at home is one way to comply with compulsory school attendance laws.
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