PTA stands for parent-teacher association. Based at a local school, each PTA chapter is affiliated with the National PTA and, often, a state PTA. Members pay dues, some of which go to the national and state-level organizations. In return, individual school units receive resource materials, training, and other services. A PTA is a type of parent organization.

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