The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

February 24, 2012 12:02 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute's Annual Alberta Elementary School Rankings Coming Sunday, Feb. 26

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2012) - The Fraser Institute's Report Card on Alberta's Elementary Schools 2012, which allows parents to review the academic performance of their child's school and compare it with that of other schools in their community, will be released Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 a.m. (Mountain).

The report card provides parents with information they can't easily get anywhere else, showing which Alberta elementary schools have improved, or fallen behind, in terms of math, science, social studies, and language arts over the past five years.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 a.m. (Mountain).

Detailed results for individual schools will be published in the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Sun the day of the release. The complete rankings will also be available in an interactive and searchable format or as a free PDF at

Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute director of school performance studies, and Michael Thomas, Fraser Institute associate director of school performance studies, will be in Calgary and available for media interviews the day of the release.

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