NBC 5’s Laura Harris Promotes Read Across America

Read Across America Week 2022 is February 28 through March 4. The day was established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. The day occurs each year on the birthday of beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss.

Laura Harris is an Emmy Award and Associated Press award-winning journalist who joined the NBC 5 team in September 2018. One of her passions is childhood literacy. Currently, in North Texas, thousands of children can’t read on grade level. The latest studies show if a child can’t read on grade level by the third grade, they are 5 times more likely not to graduate from high school. For this reason, Laura wanted to make meaningful change and helped start the literacy program at NBC 5 called: Reading With You in partnership with Reading Partners North Texas. Dallas Doing Good had the opportunity to visit with Laura as she read to the students of Uplift White Rock Hills Preparatory.