Google Play Private Channel for Google Apps. Easily distribute internal Android apps
This looks good, but I'm not sure how useful this will be to schools.
Source: Google Enterprise Blog (via The Next Web)
A new way to distribute your internal Android apps
The Google Play Store is the place to find Android apps like the Google+ app, the Google Drive app and hundreds of thousands more. Today we’re expanding the Google Play Store for our Google Apps customers to help you distribute internal apps to your employees through the Google Play Private Channel
Whether you’ve built a custom expense reporting app for employees or a conference room finder, the Google Play Private Channel is designed to make your organization’s internal apps quick and easy for employees to find. Once your company has loaded these internal apps using the Google Play Developer Console, users just need to log in with their company email address to browse the Private Channel and download apps.
These changes make it easier than ever to get the internal Android apps your company develops into employees’ hands. If you’re a Google Apps for Business, Education or Government customer you can learn more about how to create your organization’s own Google Play Private Channel in our Help Center.
In short, the Google Play Private Channel is designed so that employees can easily find and download internal apps. Once a company has loaded the internal apps using the Google Play Developer Console, users just need to log in with their company email address to browse the Private Channel and install apps. (Source