PTAs benefit everyone. Strong schools mean stronger communities. PTAs improve children’s well-being by focusing on what students need to be successful in their learning. PTAs keep parents informed. Involved parents can understand the challenges schools face and become part of the solution. PTAs support active participation and advocacy, and help parents navigate the local educational system to become effective advocates for their children. More than 85 studies conducted over 40 years show that kids do better when parents are involved. Grades are higher. Test scores improve. Attendance increases.