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Lincoln Public Schools

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.

Several schools also offer Family Literacy Programs and other community outreach and educational family programs.


College or post-secondary education has become more and more important in the United States over the years. Most good paying, professional jobs require a four-year college degree before anyone can even apply for an entry-level job.

Although college can be expensive, there are several ways to fund the education with...READ MORE

Public Libraries


The most accessible learning opportunities in Lincoln are found in the eight public libraries sprinkled throughout the city.

Libraries are open to anyone, and provide access to books, magazines, newspapers and the internet. Some libraries also have video and music selections. Anyone can access these materials on the premises, but...READ MORE

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