State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond recently announced the winners of the newly-created 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award Program. The award program is being utilized by California in 2022 in place of the California Distinguished Schools (DS) Program. The CAPP celebrates schools and districts that implemented an innovative practice during the 2020–21 school year, when California required schools to offer distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, the schools should receive by mail the 2022 California Pivotal Practice Award Program flag that can be displayed at their districts. Dr. John Mendiburu, Associate Superintendent with Kern County Superintendent of Schools, congratulated the seven Kern County districts who received the new California Pivotal Practice Award: Fruitvale, Greenfield, Kernville, Rosedale, Sierra Sands, Standard and Wasco Union.