Navigating high school is a challenge for most kids. But for the refugee and immigrant students enrolled at Brooklyn's International High School, it can be even harder to learn the ins and outs of American teen life. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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After a patient told neurosurgeon Lee Buono to thank the teacher who inspired him, he called up Al Siedlecki. StoryCorps hide caption

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Al Siedlecki (left) and Lee Buono speak at the launch of StoryCorps' National Teachers Initiative at the White House. AJ Chavar /StoryCorps hide caption

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President Obama appeared with sixth-grader Keiry Herrera of Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Va., as he spoke about No Child Left Behind on Friday at the White House. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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