Ubuntu has many OSes under its belt targeting specific users. Ubuntu Studio and Edubuntu are some of those. Studio is the Linux for users who wants up to date multimedia softwares for their work and Edubuntu is for students, schools and teachers.
And Ubuntu is serious about keeping its eye on these OSes along with its flagship OS.So, they have updated both the OS with latest Xfce and Linux Kernel.
Though the OSes are still in beta but its worth a try on virtual and can be downloaded here:-