The South China Morning Post's weekly education section will have a bright new look and a different focus from next week. It will be changing to tabloid format, moving from Saturday to Friday and will be refocusing its emphasis to give parents and teachers the chance to engage in discussion on all the important education issues of the day. The move of publication day to Friday will enable principals, teachers, other educators and those involved with education administration to pick up the section free with the South China Morning Post while they are still in school, university or the office. The change to tabloid format is aimed at making the section easier to handle and negotiate, and will accompany a more in-depth editorial read, aimed at presenting an analysis of the stories and issues reported in the daily paper and elsewhere throughout the week. The section will have a bright new look with fresh columns and a sharper focus on best teaching practice and issues of importance to parents and educators. New columns will include: Teacher's Voice - interviews with and contributions by teachers on best teaching practice and related matters, Parent's Say - parents and parents' representatives discussing education issues, and, Seven Days - a look back at the stories and issues of the previous week. There will be regular features on reform issues of concern, such as the new senior secondary curriculum, including the introduction of liberal studies, and the change to four-year university degrees. There will also be occasional guest columns by education experts. Other occasional features will include Mainland Focus - keeping local readers up to speed with the fast-paced change in education across the border, and Research Digest - highlighting the best research in Hong Kong, the mainland and elsewhere. Current favourite columns, such as School Days, the weekly List, Class Notes and Global View will stay in place. Education Post's popular international coverage will continue although, again, it will have a more in-depth focus, focusing more on features and analysis. Education expert and Unesco consultant Brendan O'Malley will present a one-off, six-week series on Schools Of The Future, a global look at where education is heading, and offer a comparative study of higher education in Asia, Europe and the US. The concept behind the new-look section is to engage teachers and parents, and provide a broader appeal to educators, especially in local schools, while continuing to report on the international school sector, tertiary and higher education as well as research and major reform issues. Another development will be the addition of a classified-style teaching recruitment advertisements section, called Recruitment Forum, which will provide a place for employers and teachers to meet and an opportunity to provide the education sector with the expertise it needs to develop. It is expected to become a sought-after marketplace for the best talent in the English-speaking education world. So whether you are a parent with a child or children at school or university, a school manager advertising for the best talent around, or a principal, teacher or other educator, make sure you get your copy of Education Post every Friday.