This is a retrospective post since the news feature wasn’t added to EdMatrix until August 2019.
EdMatrix is based on two previous efforts. I developed the Four-Layer Framework for Data Standards in 2012 to support the CEDS Stakeholders’ Group. They were making decisions about the scope of Common Education Data Standards project.
Approximately a year later, I developed A Taxonomy of Education Standards which was used by SETDA in their publication Transforming Data to Information in Service of Learning. Shortly after that, someone asked if the two frameworks could be used and the EdMatrix diagram was born. In 2015 I created EdMatrix.org as a support site where the latest versions of these documents could reside.