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Byline: M. Paul Jackson
Jan. 30--North Carolina allocated fewer dollars for technology funding during this fiscal year, as a sluggish economy forced the state to scale back, a state official said yesterday.
The cut means that local businesses will have to help finance new computer systems for teachers and students, Lt. Gov. Beverly Purdue told members of the Business Education Technology Alliance that held its regular meeting in Winston-Salem.
The alliance, formed in 2001, was created to advise the state Board of Education on how to best use technology in schools.
The meeting was held at Targacept Inc.'s office in the Piedmont Triad …