The life of educators can be the most hectic one compared to other professions as it requires on-going planning, execution and evaluation is all aspects of their tasks. It means that almost every day, the educators need to deal with various things and they cannot be inept about it since it is related to the quality of the education that they are going to give to the students. Sinking in daily routine can easily make education practitioners lost the chance to keep up with the world, let alone education news. However, if this condition keeps continuing, instead of being refreshed with what happens in the field worldwide, educators will be left behind. And when perspective is left behind, the danger of becoming obsolete is just around the corner.
The importance of education news for professionals in this field is more than just reading some information but to keep involved with the movement of concerns and issues. Particularly for educators with structural functions in the institutions, being well-informed is not a need, it is a demand. How come? Well, in whatever levels of management positions, decision making is part of the job and policy making is one of the required outputs. Recent local and regional education news are very useful to establish decisions that well-suited the contexts, especially when a region is in a reform.
Many prefer to read education news from printed media but for practicality reasons, some enjoy the benefits of online news. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Both are also able to combine for more thorough reviews.