The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

May 11, 2006 12:30 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Release Annual Report Card on BC's Elementary Schools

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 11, 2006) - On Saturday, May 13 at 6 a.m. (Pacific), The Fraser Institute will release the Report Card on British Columbia's Elementary Schools: 2006 Edition.

This annual report is the only one of its kind to analyze relevant, publicly available data to rate and rank 1009 of BC's public and independent elementary schools.

These results are based on the annual Foundation Skills Assessments administered by the BC Ministry of Education.

The full text of the Report Card (in PDF) and the media release will be posted at

Peter Cowley, the Institute's director of school performance studies and the report card's co-author, will be available for interviews on Saturday, May 13.

There will be special coverage of the Report Card in Saturday's Vancouver Sun newspaper.

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