Urbandale CSD puts together list of definitions in new education law

A local school district is trying to find the best way to correctly interpret Iowa’s new education law. SF 496 was signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds in May. The law went into effect on July 1. The sweeping education law covers topics including gender identity, sexual orientation, age-appropriate books and parental rights. More than two months after the law went into effect, however, educators say they still lack clarity and guidance from the state on how to implement the law in classrooms. “We’ve had the pleasure of getting feedback from staff,” Urbandale Superintendent Rosalie Daca said. “Staff has …

Global Standards for Midwifery Education

The ICM Standards for Midwifery Education (2021) are an essential pillar of ICM’s efforts to strengthen midwifery worldwide by promoting high quality education programs that prepare midwives who meet the ICM definition of a midwife. The ICM Standards for Midwifery Education are based on foundational ICM Core Documents and Position Statements (see Annex 1). Importantly, the Standards address inclusion of the Essential Competencies for Midwifery Practice (2019) as the basis of the midwifery curriculum.

The purposes of the ICM Standards for Midwifery Education are to:

  • set benchmarks for programs that prepare students for entry to practice as a midwife
  • promote