parent-teacher association


often capitalized P&T&A
: an organization of local groups of teachers and the parents of their pupils that works for the improvement of the schools and the benefit of the pupils

Examples of parent-teacher association in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For more information, ask your child's school parent-teacher association (PTA) or principal. Nafeesah Allen, Parents, 8 Jan. 2024 In the coming years, school budget debates will probably place a fresh spotlight on disparities between parent-teacher associations, experts said. Troy Closson, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2023 Halpern serves on the school board budget committee and is a parent-teacher association volunteer. oregonlive, 17 May 2023 The school’s parent-teacher association is looking into mapping public transportation routes that line up with school bus routes to help get students to school on time when the buses are delayed or don’t run. Corinne Dorsey, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2022 When their school found out about her record, she was ostracized from the parent-teacher association.. Brittany Wallman, Sun Sentinel, 4 Dec. 2022 At Silver Creek Middle School in Kensington, the parent-teacher association is working to expand a list of volunteers on days when buses don’t run. Corinne Dorsey, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2022 Lyric Winik, the school’s parent-teacher association president, said that when the lockdown went into place in September, her phone was filled with texts from other parents trying to understand what was happening. Nicole Asbury, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2022 The parent-teacher association at Westchester Elementary School in Catonsville led a project which had local elementary and middle school artists painting positive messages on bathrooms at the school. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 10 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parent-teacher association was in 1914

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“Parent-teacher association.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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