For-profit educator American Public Education (Nasdaq: APEI) recently signed an exciting deal with Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT). It will be the exclusive online education provider for Wal-Mart's Lifelong Learning Program. The good news is welcome at a time when the for-profit education industry faces regulatory scrutiny.

Analysts Jeremy Myers and Anand Chokkavelu discuss the deal, and whether American Public Education -- which is a real-money holding of Motley Fool Hidden Gems -- is a buy at today's prices.

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Jeremy Myers owns shares in American Public Education. Anand Chokkavelu doesn't own shares in any company mentioned. Wal-Mart Stores is a Motley Fool Inside Value recommendation. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy gets camera-shy.