Though by no means an exhaustive list of distro possibilites, this article mentions a few distributions and how they might help educational organizations save.
Steve Hargadon, of the National Educational Computing Conference is quoted at the conclusion: “Ultimately, open source will win, because it provides a more compelling model for how we share information — and it will have a huge impact on education.
Links of particular interest:
- K12LTSP – K12 Linux Terminal Server Project: http://www.k12ltsp.org/ … see also general LTSP
- Edubuntu (Linux for Young Human Beings): http://www.edubuntu.org/
- OpenSuse Educator, in openSUSE for Schools: http://en.opensuse.org/Education#openSUSE_for_Schools