Board of Directors

Kenneth Plevan

Secretary

Ken Plevan serves as the Board Secretary and Chair of its Governance Committee. He is also a member of the Audit and Finance Committees.

Ken is an attorney who spent 44 years in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Ken practiced advertising and intellectual property law at Skadden, and was the founding partner of its Intellectual Property Practice group. He is a trustee emeritus of the Gateway School and was its chairman for thirteen years. After retirement from Skadden, Ken became Chair of the National Advertising Review Board, part of the advertising industry self-regulatory system sponsored by the National Better Business Bureau. Ken graduated from Harvard College (1966) and Harvard Law School (1969) and served as a Legal Officer in the United States Air Force (1970-1974).

Why are you an advocate for individuals with learning disabilities?

“I am an advocate for individuals with learning disabilities because my younger son spent ten years in special education schools, which helped him to graduate from college and lead a meaningful and productive life (before his untimely death at the age of 36).”

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Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

Things are a lot slower in the summer—for our students, for our educators, and even for… equity advocates. State legislatures and Congress are often winding down or on recess. It can be easy to look at these months as a time to recharge or plan how to approach the school year. Ironically, though, many of … Continue reading Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

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