The Lincoln Public Schools system is a government-run agency funded by property taxes and other public resources.
All Nebraska children between 6- and 18-years-old are required to attend school, although some students may quit school at 16 with parental permission. Students must finish high school before turning 22-years-old or they will have to take a GED test to receive a Nebraska high school diploma.
There are many online GED services that offer training, study guides and practice tests. There are some that falsely claim the test can be taken online. This is not true. Nebraska requires that all GED tests be taken in person, so people seeking a GED should be careful before paying for GED services.
Lincoln schools are surprisingly diverse for a city of its size with students speaking more than 60 different languages. Spanish (40 percent), Arabic (14 percent) and Vietnamese (14 percent) account for nearly 70 percent of all students enrolled in the English Language Learners Program, according to data provided by the school district.