April 25, 2019

Opposition to Charter Moratorium

During the April 24 NUSD Board Meeting, I spoke about a series of bills making their way through the Legislature that could have significant impacts on charter schools. The latest effort against charters schools comes in the form of Senate Bill 756, which would put a 4-year moratorium on charter schools across California. I absolutely oppose this bill and have …

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April 17, 2018

Free Haircuts for Natomas Students

I’m partnering with CeCe’s Cutz to give out free haircuts to Natomas Unified School District students on April 22, 2018. Haircuts will be done on a first-come, first-served basis until event close. RSVP to micah@micahgrant.com.    

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March 5, 2018

Letter to Congresswoman Doris Matsui on School Safety

We must do everything we can to protect our students and provide them with a safe and welcoming school environment and community. That includes urging our congressional members to support the immediate funding of an expansion of mental health services to address precursors to violent behavior. As such, I’ve sent Congresswoman Doris Matsui a letter requesting her support for an …

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February 21, 2018

Carter G. Woodson Lecture at Sacramento State

I was invited by Sacramento State University to give its annual Carter G. Woodson lecture as a part of the Cooper-Woodson Enhancement program. During the lecture, I spoke on the concept of “double consciousnesses” and how it can be an asset in the community and political arena. The event was covered by the State Hornet. It was an honor to …

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December 22, 2017

Christmas Message from Trustee Grant

We enter the holiday season this year even as we pass through very tumultuous times on this earth. As Jesus taught, we must give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, but give to God the things that are God’s. His words remind us not to be overly distracted by secular concerns, but instead to prioritize what truly matters, the heavenly blessings …

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November 8, 2017

Why pay good and bad teachers the same?

In a recent column in The Sacramento Bee, I write about creating a culture of excellence in our schools by introducing the idea of merit pay and bonuses for great teachers. Every parent learns, sometimes to their chagrin, that children pick up all kinds of lessons based on their environment, regardless of whether or not the lessons were intended. When …

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May 17, 2017

Support for Teacher Tenure Reforms

Assemblymemeber Shirley Weber has authored legislation (AB 1220) that would extend the time it takes for California teachers to earn tenure from two to three years. The legislation also provides optional fourth and fifth years, with additional mentoring and other professional development resources. I support this commonsense legislation. Some say it isn’t needed, but it’s a small and necessary reform that will …

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March 28, 2017

NUSD to Hold More Board Meetings in Schools

I’m pleased to report that during our March 22 Board Meeting, Board Trustees voted 4-1 to adopt a 2017-18 board meeting schedule that includes meetings at our schools in South Natomas. You can find the 2017-18 Regular Board Meeting Schedule here. I strongly believe increased community engagement will only make our district better. Sometimes, that means we need to take …

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