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Fraser Institute's Annual Alberta Elementary School Rankings Coming Saturday, February 15

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/14/14 -- Fraser Institute will release its Report Card on Alberta's Elementary Schools 2014, the go-to source for measuring school improvement, Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time).

The Report Card ranks 782 anglophone and francophone public, separate, private, and charter schools based on nine academic indicators from results of the annual Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) administered by Alberta Education.

This information, which is difficult to find anywhere else, arms parents and educators with vital information on Alberta schools, and often demonstrates how perceived barriers to learning (low parental income, for example) are overcome.

A news release with more information will be issued via Marketwired on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 a.m. (MST). And an additional news release will be issued Sunday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 a.m. (MST).

The Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Sun will publish Report Card results. The complete results for all 782 schools will be available at www.compareschoolrankings.org.

Peter Cowley, co-author of the Report Card, will be in Calgary and available to media on Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16.

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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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