Here is an example of where a Headline Post/Current Issue will be.
We get new material for writing every day from the news.
Whether it be World Chocolate Day, updates on the FTT or current projects like Kenyan Schoolhouse. I think this is a good space for a section where we can put a featured post that changes day to day or week to week depending on what's happening and what we have time for.
This is different from the blogs, which are longer, more drawn out, and more personal. These featured posts can be like beat reports- brief, explicit, covering a specific issue, and with links/information that leads readers to more sites and articles with further reading on the issue we're writing about.