The Dublin Shield

School year will begin with full distance learning

The board deliberated on the agreement at a special meeting on Thursday evening.

Riya Chopra, for the Pleasanton Weekly

July 17, 2020

The DUSD board voted to start the school year with full distance learning for at least six weeks in a 5-0 decision at Thursday’s special meeting. “Safety needs to come first for students, staff, and teachers,” said Trustee Gabi Blackman, echoing the sentiments expressed by the entire board....

Daniel Moirao appointed as acting superintendent

Dan Moirao, Ed.D., is taking over the helm of Dublin Unified in wake of Marken's departure.

Riya Chopra, for the Pleasanton Weekly

July 11, 2020

The Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees approved an employment contract for Daniel Moirao, E.D., to serve as acting superintendent in a unanimous vote Tuesday evening. Moirao, who has a long career in public education and private consulting, including time with DUSD, started his temporary...

School board reverses course, approves agreement with teachers’ union

The board deliberated on the tentative agreement during the June 30 meeting.

Riya Chopra, for the Pleasanton Weekly

July 11, 2020

The Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees has signed off on a tentative contract agreement with the Dublin Teachers Association (DTA) for the 2020-21 school year, following a particularly tense week in the school community. The conditions of the agreement, negotiated by the district and...

UCs Adopt Plan to Eliminate SAT/ACT by 2025

Until now, students were required to take either the SAT or ACT in order to apply to University of California schools.

Riya Chopra, Co-Managing Editor

June 16, 2020

COVID-19 has already hastened the decline of the SAT and ACT in college admissions, with countless universities adopting test-optional policies for the class of 2021 in response to the shelter-in-place orders that are preventing students from taking these tests. The University of California (UC) system’s a...

Students Finish AP Testing Despite Disruptions

Riya Chopra, Co-Managing Editor

June 2, 2020

One constant of student life at DHS is the stress that AP season brings to campus every May. Even this year, when almost nothing is normal, hundreds of Dublin High students spent hours studying for the shortened, online College Board exams that they took from May 11 to May 22.    Some stu...

Dublin protestors unite against police brutality

Protestors created signs that recognized the victims of police brutality.

Kaushikee Nayudu, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2020

The death of George Floyd has sparked protests nationwide, with individuals rallying to demand accountability for police violence and systemic oppression of African Americans. In Dublin, hundreds of protestors met at Emerald Glen Park on June 1st and then marched to the intersection of Dublin Boulevar...

DHS Students reflect on dealing with the shelter-in-place and ending the year alone

Students found themselves adapting to a new schedule, completing work and finding ways to connect with friends in the midst of a global pandemic.

Pratham Dalal, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

On March 13th, the Dublin Unified School District called an emergency board meeting to decide how to address the spread of COVID - 19. In the first few minutes district superintendent, Dr. Dave Marken announced schools would be closed for 3 weeks. Thinking they would be able to see their friends before the end o...

Community expresses outrage over the death of George Floyd

DHS alumni organized the protest to show solidarity against police brutality. Several students were individually named on online platforms, leading to concern that their positions would be misrepresented online.  (Courtesy of protest organizers.)

Kaushikee Nayudu, Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2020

The following article should not be considered an endorsement of the student opinions or movements mentioned. Furthermore, any perception of bias is a reflection of the author’s opinions and not intended to represent the position of the Dublin Shield.   “I felt sick when I saw the images of yet another...

Board of Trustees Strikes Down Credit/No Credit Grading Policy in 3-2 Vote

The board discusses adopting a credit, no-credit policy during a live-streamed board meeting. The motion failed 3-2.

Riya Chopra, Co-Managing Editor

April 22, 2020

At the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday evening, the Board struck down staff’s recommendation for a district-wide  Credit/No Credit (C/NC) grading system in a 3-2 vote. The meeting was adjourned at 11:30, following an hour of technical difficulties and disagreements that prevente...

DUSD Superintendent announces Dublin classrooms will not reopen this school year

The board unanimously approves Dr. Marken's announcement that schools will be closed  until April 13th on March 13th. Now, the closure of classrooms has been formally extended until May 1st but it is unlikely schools will reopen this school year.

Kaushikee Nayudu, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2020

Update: Dublin schools are officially closed for the rest of this year following Governor Newsom’s press conference on April 1st, 2020. Superintendent Marken made the official announcement at 3:45 on April 1st and assured community members that "our focus will be on maximizing learning opportunities for Dubl...