I don't know about the educational pricing. We've had it for most products in the past. I can't really speak to anything that isn't public yet though, since the product has not been released. We do have this FAQ that has info that might be helpful.
For the online galleries, I haven't heard of a product that allows you to password protect them. Adobe Revel allows you to upload images to the Clould and share with up to five other people. Its only available Mac users currently (Mac desktops w/ Lion, iPhone, and iPads) but will be available for Windows eventually. They have a free 30 day trial of Adobe Revel if it sounds like something you'd be interested in.