Protesters occupy state Capitol following afternoon rally in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO —Thousands of students protested in support of higher education Monday through a rally in front of the state capitol, and over 100 demonstrators participated in a subsequent occupation of the building. The rally featured several speakers calling on state lawmakers to increase funding to the public education system, including
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Students plan to rally, lobby in Sacramento

Thousands of students from around the state are expected to converge in Sacramento on Monday to demonstrate in support of higher education. The planned protest follows a national day of action Thursday that saw protests of varied sizes at schools across the country. UC Berkeley’s protest was small, but a
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Protesters embark on march to Sacramento

A long distance lays before about 30 protesters who are marching their way toward Sacramento as part of the “99 Mile March for Education and Social Justice” in support of public education. But despite the miles ahead, many protesters said they are optimistic about completing the journey. In preparation for
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Students from UC campuses around the state to join in protests

A mock funeral procession for public higher education at UC Davis will be only one of several protests happening at University of California campuses on the March 1 Day of Action. Thursday’s events will involve protests at several UC campuses as students, faculty and staff plan to host teach-ins and
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Middle-class families could see tuition and fees cut by two-thirds

University of California students from middle-class families could save over $8,000 a year on tuition under a new plan announced Wednesday by state Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles. Perez’s Middle Class Scholarship Plan would cost the state about $1 billion per year and would be financed by the elimination
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