It’s no secret that Chromebooks have been on the rise, especially in grade schools, and now Google has just scored another pretty big win. New York City officials just formally approved the use of Chromebooks in public schools. In a statement, Hal Friedlander, Chief Information Office at the New York City Department of Education, said that he chose to give Chromebooks the OK in part because some schools were already using Google Drive and other Apps for Education. In addition, Friedlander cited all the reasons Google has been pushing Chromebooks to schools in the first place: They’re easy to integrate into existing IT systems, they don’t require any additional training for staff and it’s easy for the IT department to manage. So no surprises there. Additionally, Friedlander said the Department of Education worked with various Chromebook manufacturers to make sure they met the city’s technical requirements. No word on which models made the cut, exactly, but we think you all know by now who the major players are.