There are 3 editions of Windows for Education—Windows 11 SE, Windows 11 Pro Education, and Windows 11 Education. Windows 11 SE is a cloud-first edition of Windows 11, and it was designed to meet the special needs of K-8 education. It is optimized to deliver great education experiences on low-cost devices, removing distractions, so students stay focused. Additionally, only IT administrators can install apps on Windows 11 SE computers, which gives enhanced control to IT managers, so devices perform well all year.
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With Windows 11 Pro Education, students and other end users can install apps on their device. Windows 11 Pro Education is what comes pre-loaded on devices purchased through the Shape the Future Program.