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Google shutters its ‘Play for Education’ program to focus on Chromebooks in the classroom

February 16, 2016 - Uncategorized

Google offers Chromebooks to educational institutions as a low-cost way to bring students online
Launched in 2013, Google Play for Education was meant as a way to encourage the use of tablets in the classroom. Now, the program is no more. Speaking to TechCrunch, Google issued the following statement about the shutdown: As of March 14 or later, Google will no longer sell Google Play for Education licenses. We’re committed to providing schools with the best-in-class tools for the classroom, including Chromebooks, which are the #1 selling device in US K-12 education, and a strong and growing ecosystem of educational apps. We’ll continue to support our Google Play for Education customers and the devices that…

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