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The Fraser Institute

February 28, 2014 08:15 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute's Annual Ontario Secondary School Rankings Coming Sunday, March 2

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 28, 2014) - The Fraser Institute will release its Report Card on Ontario's Secondary Schools 2014, the go-to source for measuring school improvement, Sunday, March 2 at 6 a.m. (Eastern).

The Report Card ranks 740 public and Catholic schools (and a small number of private schools) based on seven academic indicators using data from the annual provincewide tests of literacy and math managed by Ontario's Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). It spotlights special needs and ESL percentages in each school, and helps parents and educators compare schools by showing which schools have improved and which schools have fallen behind.

This information, which is difficult to find anywhere else, also demonstrates how perceived barriers to learning (low parental income, for example) are often overcome.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Sunday, March 2 at 6 a.m. (Eastern).

The Toronto Sun will publish Report Card results. For the complete results on all ranked schools, visit www.compareschoolrankings.org.

Peter Cowley will be in Toronto and available to media on Saturday, March 1, Sunday, March 2 and Monday, March 3.

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 86 think-tanks. 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 www.fraserinstitute.org

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