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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November 4, 2016

Election Night Party with Micah

After nearly a full year of campaigning for school board, the end is almost here. As a thank you to my supporters, please join me on election night as results are announced. I want to personally thank each of you and hope to see you there! Who: Micah Grant, Candidate for Natomas Unified School Board What: Election Night Watch Party When: Tuesday, …

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October 28, 2016

Sacramento Bee Endorses Micah Grant for Natomas School Board

As seen in The Sacramento Bee “…But this board mostly needs teamwork, which is why we endorse Micah Grant, a 29-year-old community volunteer and press secretary at the Board of Equalization who knows the district and has strong interpersonal skills. ” A five-year resident of Natomas, Grant has tutored local youths, hoping, he says, to pay forward the mentorship he had …

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September 15, 2016

SRBX Endorses Micah Grant for Natomas School Board

Sacramento, CA—The Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX) announced that they have endorsed Micah Grant for Natomas School Board this November. “SRBX and its members are pleased to support Micah Grant for Natomas School Board. Micah is committed to ensuring that our students have safe and modern school facilities equipped for their success and will lead the way to create new …

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