Google has launched Play for Education back in 2013. It is Used by the Educational users to purchase apps and books and further distribute them to their students Android Tablets. Now Play for Education initiative will be coming to an end form 14th of March.
However, Google will continue to support existing Play for Education users till the end-of-life date of their tablets and teachers will continue to have access to Play for Education to find content and push it out to their students. But after 14th March Google will not sell the Play for Education licenses.
“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 they have purchased.” – Google Spokesman
Android Tablets market is going down from quite a time now. May be this is the reason behind this shut down of Play for Education by Google.