parent-teacher association

noun, often capitalized P&T&A

Definition of parent-teacher association 

: 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

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The group also now runs the Parkville Pantry at Parkville High School in conjunction with that school’s parent-teacher association. Margarita Cambest, baltimoresun.com, "Longtime Towson activist becomes a champion for students in need," 13 Mar. 2018 The coalition, which includes the local parent-teacher association and the Jefferson County teachers union, has amassed thousands of signatures on an online petition opposing the takeover. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "JCPS parents to state school board: 'If you take us over, you lose us'," 6 June 2018 Local parent-teacher associations also are putting together food boxes for kids who rely on free breakfast and lunch at school. Washington Post, "Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out," 25 Apr. 2018 Local parent-teacher associations also are putting together food boxes for kids who rely on free breakfast and lunch at school. Washington Post, "Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out," 25 Apr. 2018 Local parent-teacher associations also are putting together food boxes for kids who rely on free breakfast and lunch at school. Washington Post, "Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out," 25 Apr. 2018 Local parent-teacher associations also are putting together food boxes for kids who rely on free breakfast and lunch at school. Washington Post, "Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out," 25 Apr. 2018 Local parent-teacher associations also are putting together food boxes for kids who rely on free breakfast and lunch at school. Washington Post, "Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out," 25 Apr. 2018 Local parent-teacher associations also are putting together food boxes for kids who rely on free breakfast and lunch at school. Washington Post, "Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out," 25 Apr. 2018

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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