December 25, 2019

Christmas Message from the Grant Family

As we celebrate Christmas, take a moment today to turn away from the distractions that come with social media and technology, and let us turn to those near us and the very real world that we live in. There may be a lonely child who needs comfort, a neighbor who needs to be heard, or someone down the street to …

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December 11, 2019

Comments on the December 11, 2019 Board Meeting

I’m very proud to be a Trustee tonight. During tonight’s Board Meeting, the Board voted unanimously on two long-discussed items. The first item empowers individual Trustees to place items on the Board agenda for discussion and revises the governance handbook to be more clear while encouraging civility amongst Trustees. The second is a no-brainer and should have happened a long …

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June 4, 2019

Fair City Funding for Natomas

Today at 2 PM the Sacramento City Council will decide on its budget priorities for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Despite millions of available Measure U funding, not a single Natomas project is currently in the mix for funding. Along with other Natomas elected officials, I’m calling on the City Council to include Natomas projects in its funding priorities. You can …

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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    

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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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