IN THE NEWS: Increasing public school options to make schools compete for students is one popular idea in education reform. San Diego Unified ranked in the top 10 of more than 100 large school districts in a recent report on school choice by the Brookings Institute. The report looked at things like parents' ability to choose schools outside their neighborhoods, how many charter and magnet schools a district has and the availability of virtual courses. It also awarded points based on how many students used these programs. Read more from KPBS and UT San Diego.