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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Knott County Board of Education has been selected to receive a $475,366 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History Grants Program. Over five years the grant, in partnership with the Kentucky Historical Society and Morehead State University, will provide additional education to fifteen elementary, middle and high school teachers each year in order to increase their knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of traditional American history.

“Education is a top priority and providing our teachers with more opportunities to grow will ensure that our students have access to a top-notch education,” said Rogers. “When our teachers are inspired by our nation’s history, they bring that passion to the classroom and motivate our students to learn more and excel at school. I applaud the Department of Education for investing in Knott County, our teachers are some of the best and I know they will utilize this tremendous resource to its fullest potential.”

The program is designed to raise student achievement by improving a teacher’s knowledge, understanding, and appreciation for traditional U.S. history. The participating teachers will be introduced to national, state and local history resources, place those resources in historical context and empower teachers to use them positively to impact student achievement in American history. 
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information visit