[ pair-uh nt-tee-cher, par- ]
/ ˈpɛər əntˈti tʃər, ˈpær- /
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. Abbreviation: PTA, P.T.A.
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British Dictionary definitions for parent teacher association
parent teacher association
a social group of the parents of children at a school and their teachers formed in order to foster better understanding between them and to organize activities on behalf of the schoolAbbreviation: PTA
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