Whatever your role within the education system, keeping up to date on current issues is an important responsibility. This is even more important when you are attending an interview where the opportunity for you to demonstrate your awareness is key in impressing the interviewer. Knowledge of challenges and current trends suggests you are genuinely interested in education using your own time to read about topical issues.
Education is rich in topical issues because there are so many influencers which determine change within it, such as, government, funding, innovation and demographics. It is and always will be forever changing so there are many resources to assist you in keeping your knowledge current.