My family’s transition from Astana, Kazakhstan, to western New York

By Micah Ford It was around this time last year that my dad, a high school teacher at QSI International School of Astana, realized the poor health condition of his mom in the small town of Angelica where she lived with her husband, a pastor. The thought of moving after 12 years overseas to help […]

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Rejected “Unschooled” Teen goes to MIT

Her’s is a story about a mother’s conviction to break stereotypes and the self-belief of her teenage daughter, who showed why “merit” has more weight than “marks”. An “unschooled” teen rejected from India’s top science school gets into MIT. “We are a middle-class family. Malvika was doing well in school but somehow I felt that […]

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