A government study found black boys and girls disciplined more than their white peers. The U.S. Government Accountability Office said "race and sex" bias was the cause. GAO: "Implicit bias... may cause [teachers] to judge students' behaviors differently." Groups it found disproportionately disciplined: Boys, children of color, children with disabilities.

These metro Atlanta school districts have the most job openings

If you ask kids, summer passes by far too quickly. But school supplies are already on sale, and local districts are making big hires to make sure they'll fully staffed for the upcoming school year.

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Many teachers are needed, but you'll also find plenty of other positions that require a wide variety of skills and education.

The following are some of the metro Atlanta school districts with the largest number of openings:

Atlanta Public Schools

Approximate number of openings: 178

Along with teachers, you'll find openings such as those for a human resources data strategist, cafeteria monitor, part-time instructional coach, plumber and senior systems administrator.

Other openings include the following:

-Partnerships event planner – responsible for planning and implementing tasks associated with the district's Back-to-School Bash and other projects

-Culinary arts teacher – at Therrell High School

Clayton County Schools

Approximate number of openings: 350

Special education teachers are needed. At least one year of teaching experience is preferred for these jobs.

Other openings include the following:

-Music therapist – provides musical therapy activities and services for disabled students in classes

-Lay coach – football – three positions are open for part-time assistant coaches who are not certified employees of the school district

-Air Force JROTC instructor – two military service instructors to secondary level cadets are needed

Cobb County Schools

Approximate number of openings: 250

Substitute teachers are needed for English, science and other subjects at several schools.

Other openings include the following:

-Digital content specialist – creates and coordinates digital content and uses graphic design tools and digital media

-School nurse – two positions are open

-Girls soccer head coach – at Walton High School

DeKalb County Schools

Approximate number of openings: 460

The state's third largest school district has lots of openings for teachers at all school levels.

Other openings include the following:

-School nurse – itinerant special education nurse with Georgia RN license, CPR certification and pediatric nursing experience, with BSN preferred.

-Executive director of curriculum and instruction – plans, develops, directs, implements and monitors programs that relate to the district's instructional programs and more

Fulton County Schools

Approximate number of openings: 70

Many certified support services jobs are open in the state's fourth-largest school system, including positions for school social workers, math improvement coaches and a literacy coach.

Other openings include the following:

-School resource officer – Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required

-Educational interpreter – provides interpreting and other support services for deaf and hearing-impaired students

Gwinnett County Schools

Approximate number of openings: 425 

The state's largest school district has plenty of open positions for teachers, with 190 listings for permanent positions and 65 for substitute/temporary teachers. Lots of paraprofessionals and custodians are also needed.

Other openings include the following:

-Head lacrosse coach – for varsity girls at Duluth High

-Sign language interpreter – two positions are open

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