The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

June 06, 2008 12:00 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Release Popular Report Card on Alberta High Schools on Sunday June 8

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2008) - The Fraser Institute will release its much anticipated Report Card on Alberta High Schools: 2008 Edition on Sunday June 8 at 6 am (Mountain).

The Report Card on Alberta High Schools: 2008 Edition provides parents with information that they can't easily get anywhere else, allowing them to track trends at a school over a number of years and compare the performance of one school within their neighbourhood to other schools.

To make comparisons easier and more meaningful, the Fraser Institute report card includes information on the individual and family characteristics of the students that can influence learning such as the average education level of the parents of a school's students, the percentage of ESL students attending a school, and the percentage of special needs students.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire on Sunday, June 8.

The full text of the Report Card including detailed results for all the schools will be available for download as PDFs on our web site at

Peter Cowley, Director of School Performance Studies for The Fraser Institute and co-author of the report card, will be in Calgary and available for in-person interviews Sunday, June 8. Afterwards he will be available only by phone.

He can be reached on his cell phone at 604-789-0475.

There will be special coverage of the Report Card's rankings and individual school results in weekend editions of the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Sun newspapers.

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization with offices in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

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