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Billy Joel Pledges $1M to Save High School



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    Billy Joel is pledging $1 million to help save Long Island High School for the Arts from closing.

    A spokeswoman for the singer says he would donate the money if the Nassau County BOCES vows to keep the school open for three years.

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    School officials have said that the school is facing closure because of low enrollment. They say it has a deficit of about $400,000 for the current academic year.

    Newsday says the money would come from his foundation.

    The Syosset-based school was founded in 1973. It shares its campus with another school, the Doshi STEM Institute. The total enrollment at both schools is 138 students -- less than half its capacity.