HISD Apollo 20 schools start school Monday

August 12, 2010 7:06:05 PM PDT
The Houston Independent School District is launching a massive effort to improve its worst performing schools. Teachers from Ryan Middle School, part of the Apollo 20 Program, are spending the last days of summer vacation letting parents know about the changes. They include longer school days, a longer school year, intensive in-school tutoring and a dress code that requires all boys to wear neckties.

The first day of classes for the Apollo 20 schools is this coming Monday.