Newswise — Luis Crouch, Ph.D. is research vice president in RTI International’s International Development Group and is currently director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Education Data for Decision Making II project, through which he has inspired the development of the Early Grade Reading Assessment. Dr. Crouch’s areas of specialization include education policy reform, education finance, and political economy of social sector development with a particular focus on education. He has experience in more than 15 countries in all areas of the developing world, focusing especially on Latin America, South Africa, and Southeast Asia. He earned his doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Crouch will also be presenting at the USAID-sponsored International Literacy Day Panel from 2:30-4pm, Wednesday, Sept. 9. The event will be held in the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. Come to Room M-01-10, Mezzanine Level.

Amber Gove, Ph.D., is a senior research analyst at RTI International and is currently overseeing early grade reading projects in Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mali, Nicaragua,. Dr. Gove has 10 years of experience collaborating with government education departments in project design and evaluation, research and data analysis, and policy dialogue. She earned her doctorate degree from the Stanford University School of Education.

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