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US education secretary to visit Pine Ridge Reservation

PINE RIDGE (AP) -- U.S. Education Secretary John King has scheduled a visit to South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. King is to visit the Red Cloud Indian School in the town of Pine Ridge on Thursday morning. He'll take part in the openin...

PINE RIDGE (AP) - U.S. Education Secretary John King has scheduled a visit to South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

King is to visit the Red Cloud Indian School in the town of Pine Ridge on Thursday morning. He'll take part in the opening ceremonies for a gathering of educators and federal officials to discuss improving academic and life prospects for youth.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe last year declared a state of emergency because of a series of youth suicides and attempted suicides.

King also is to tour Wolf Creek Elementary School.

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