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Blattner brought technology into schools before it was cool – Salisbury Post

By Carl Blankenship
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SALISBURY – David Blattner used to repair devices in an English classroom.

The Rowan-Salisbury Schools chief technology officer moved to North Carolina from California on with his wife on a whim in the ’90s. Blattner had graduated from San Diego State University with an education degree, and the couple had been married for three weeks when they made the move.

Contrary to the kind of bookish image associated with an typical English, Blattner never shied away from working technology into his classes at South Iredell High School. His first computer was an Apple II and he grew up interested in tinkering.

His father worked for Bell, but Blattner said that connection did not bring extra technology into the home.

When he started teaching, dedicated technicians in schools were unheard of, so Blattner found himself taking on extra responsibilities. Namely, he was troubleshooting technology in front of

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Plunge in software, chip stocks just brought tech back in line with rest of the market

Tech-driven earnings rally halved in two sessions


The downturn in tech stocks Thursday and Friday may have been jarring, but the end effect was bringing overheated software and chip stocks back into line with the broader market.

Tech stocks started rallying in earnest on July 20 leading up to Microsoft Corp.’s

earnings as several analysts hiked price targets on the stock, and forecast windfalls for tech companies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until Thursday, it was pretty much full steam ahead for the sector as the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index

gained 14.8% to peak at 12,056 on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average

rising 9.1% and the S&P 500 index
with more than a quarter of its weight in tech companies, gaining 11% over the same period.

By Friday’s close, gains in the Nasdaq were pared back to 7.7%

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