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Educational Programs

The Buffalo News offer various educational opportunities for our youth, including our long-standing News in Education program, Editorial Cartoon Contest, and Spelling Bee.

News in Education

The Buffalo News invests in the future by developing and supporting programs for teachers, parents and children that positively impact student achievement, one of which is Newspapers in Education. NiE goes beyond regular classroom use of the newspaper through the usage of New York State Standards-based curriculum and other educational… Read more »

Editorial Cartoon Contest

Dear Students, Teachers and Parents: The Buffalo News 21st Annual Editorial Cartoon Contest is now in session and open to all students in grades five through twelve. Editorial cartoons use symbols, metaphors, and caricatures to explain complicated political, social, cultural, religious, and economic subjects – often with a humorous or… Read more »

Spelling Bee

Since 1927, The Buffalo News, in cooperation with area schools, has sponsored the spelling bee for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Erie, Allegany (with the exception of the Alfred-Almond Central School District), Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Livingston, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. In order to participate, you must register… Read more »


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