There's also a story in the news about the district I taught for this year getting about $7 million from the federal government to hire back teachers. Of course, the district still has a $8-11 million deficit, last I heard, but every little bit helps.
I got a letter from the unemployment agency saying that I have a telephone interview set up for next month. This is because I'm a teacher, I believe; they want to make sure I'm not just trying to get my summer paid for, that I'm actually laid off. It seems like they could easily confirm that with my district, but maybe they want to hear it from me that I don't have something lined up for next year.