BILINGUAL EDUCATION FAIR AT STANISLAUS STATE: The Early Assessment Program at California State University, Stanislaus, will host a bilingual education fair from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday for students in sixth grade through high school. Organizers said students will learn about majors, career exploration, admission requirements and financial aid. They can visit a variety of stations designed to inspire students to picture themselves as high school or college graduates, and pledge to complete high school and prepare for college and their career. Participants should check in at the Carol Burke Lounge in the University Union, 801 N. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock. For more information, contact Gabriela Nuño at firstname.lastname@example.org or 664-6835.
SJ COUNTY GRADUATES 1,000TH ADULT: The San Joaquin County Office of Education last week handed its 1,000th General Education Development diploma to an adult jail inmate through a partnership with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department. Mike Gallagher, a longtime educator in the program, handed out six diplomas. Gallagher and other teachers help inmates earn their diplomas by preparing them for the test. On average, an inmate has one month to prepare and take the test before being released. The teachers also educate inmates about life skills that help them get jobs and make the transition back into society. Studies show that people with a criminal record have a 70 percent recidivism rate, but those who have their GED have a 50 percent recidivism rate.