Giving Compass' Take:

• The 74 details a new national survey that shows three-quarters of high school students are stressed and bored at school, but many still have a positive outlook on their education.

• What might this data tell us about engaging young people in social-emotional learning? How can we help students overcome their biggest stressors?

• Here's how to help teens become more self-compassionate.

The difference between Hannah Williams’s old and new high schools was night and day.

The Nevada teen had dropped out of her first school — twice. She was suffering from anxiety, dealing with a chaotic family life that shifted her in and out of homes, and feeling disengaged amid overcrowded classrooms and teachers who had little time for her.

But in her second school, where Williams is now a senior and on track to graduate in the spring, she thrived. Her classes are smaller, she gets to pick internship-type projects that match her interests — and earn her academic credit — and she has developed relationships with her teachers. “I don’t find myself bored here,” Williams said. “We get to choose content — we have freedom to discover what we want to learn and jump into it.”

Williams got a second chance, but she is one of the lucky ones. Nearly three-quarters of high school students are stressed and bored at school, just like Williams was, a new national survey finds.

“Stress is so overwhelming and really detrimental to your mental state,” she told The 74. “They don’t teach that stuff in school — how to handle your stress, how to identify what it is, where it’s coming from.”

Read the full article about teens bored in school and stressed out by Kate Stringer at The 74.