IRG Announces New School Finder Tool for Parents

Jan 11, 2023 | Press Release, Wisconsin Voices Blog

MADISON, WI. – Today, the Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) announced a new School Finder Tool designed to help parents find a school that fits the needs of their children.

By entering your address, the free School Finder Tool – powered by Schoolahoop and designed by Lincoln Network’s Studio Department – gives parents quick access to information about traditional public, public charter, and private schools in their proximity. Search options include safety, high test scores, transportation options, and religion.

“There’s no reason it should be easier for parents to find reviews for nearby restaurants on Yelp than it is to find a school that’s right for their children. This School Finder Tool breaks down barriers to make it easier to find a school and get information about enrollment. We’re excited about this new Tool and look forward to helping families all over Wisconsin.” – CJ Szafir, President and CEO of the Institute for Reforming Government

The School Finder tool can be found here. Through IRG’s community engagement work, IRG will use the School Finder to work directly with parents to help them pick the best elementary, middle, and high schools for their children.