"The scores were good," the principal says. "We'd like for them to go to great. We'd like to show--and this is our goal--that if you teach for mastery, you can get all kids there ... [and] if I get all of them there, they're going to push the ceiling up."
As her first class graduates, Jackson is thinking about her next step. Though she's worked in Ann Arbor for six years, she remains deeply attached to Detroit--her church and much of her family are there. "Detroit is home," she says.