Meaning of Parent-Teacher Association

Par'ent-Teach'er Associa"tion

Pronunciation: (pâr'unt-tē'chur, par'-), [key]
  1. an organization of teachers and the parents of their students, as within a public school, to promote mutual understanding and to increase the effectiveness of the educational program. Abbr.: PTA, P.T.A.
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