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The Commission on the Future of Graduate Education was jointly formed by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) to study how graduate education can meet the challenges of the 21st century. The Commission comprises 18 university and corporate leaders.

It produced a landmark report, The Path Forward: the Future of Graduate Education in the United States, which confirms the necessity of a graduate-level workforce to maintain U.S. competitiveness and innovation. However, the report warns that the country must adopt a national strategy to increase degree completion and broaden participation in graduate education, or risk losing its position as the world leader in cutting-edge research and innovation.

Press Releases:

"Steps Taken on the Path Forward" Highlights Impact of Landmark Report

CGS and ETS Statement on President Obama's Address on Restoring America's Leadership in Higher Education.

Landmark Study Confirms Graduate Education's Role in Maintaining U.S. Global Competitiveness and Innovation

Report Release Event:
The report was released on April 29, 2010, at a legislative forum at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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