Media Advisory: Fraser Institute's Annual B.C. Elementary School Rankings Coming Monday, May 4

Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2015) - On Monday, May 4, the Fraser Institute will release its Report Card on British Columbia's Elementary Schools 2015.

The anticipated annual release ranks public and independent elementary schools based on 10 academic indicators using data from the annual Foundation Skills Assessments (FSAs) administered by the B.C. Ministry of Education.

The report card provides parents with information they can't easily get anywhere else: In addition to five years of academic results, it indicates which schools are improving and which schools are falling behind.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Monday, May 4 at 6:30 a.m. (PST).

The complete results of all ranked schools will also be available at www.compareschoolrankings.org.

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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 think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org.

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Peter Cowley
Director of School Performance Studies, Fraser Institute
Office: (604) 714-4556
Cell: (604) 789-0475
peter.cowley@fraserinstitute.org

For further information:
Aanand Radia
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
(416) 363-6575 Ext. 238
aanand.radia@fraserinstitute.org